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60th Anniversary Ball
September 28, 2024


Save the Dates have been mailed! We will be sending paper invitations for the Ball this year. 

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On the evening of Saturday, September 28, the James River Ball Patrons Committee will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Ball. Save the Dates have been sent and we hope you have reserved the date on the calendar. An invitation will be mailed to you later this summer.

Throughout the past sixty year, due to the generosity of Hopewell Community, the Patrons Committee has continued the mission of our founding patrons by supporting cultural arts programming and educational opportunities for Hopewell Public Schools students. Since 1964, thousands of Hopewell school children have been exposed to theater, music and visual arts.

The Patrons Committee could not have done this without the generations of people who have participated in our fundraising efforts. As we prepare for the Ball, we are seeking sponsors for the celebration. The entire profit from the Ball will be used to continue our mission.

A list of sponsorship opportunities is attached. Any commitments received by Monday, July 15, will be listed on Ball invitation. We hope that you or your business will join the following in sponsoring the 60th Anniversary of the James River Ball. We promise that it will be an evening to remember.

Jay Wyatt Baxa and David MillerJohnny Partin, Mayor of Hopewell

Nancy Nugent Cheely and Joe Cheely

Charles Marks

Martha Marks

Scott Timberland Co., LP

Craig Strosnider

Jo Anne and Jim Webb

Waste Knot Inc.


Cooper and Claiborne

Ligon Jones Insurance Services

TriCities Hospital

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