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Twelfth Night Ball | Prairie du Rocher
January 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm$5 – $30
Prairie du Rocher will mark the end of the Christmas season with its annual Twelfth Night Ball this Saturday, Jan. 5, at the American Legion Hall, 509 Henry Street.
At the ball, a tradition handed down from the earliest settlers of Prairie du Rocher, a piece of cake is offered to all gentlemen in attendance.
The cake has four beans hidden inside; the first to find a bean becomes King of the Ball. The remaining beans define the court. The lucky men then choose their ladies.
The guests, dressed in their 18th century finest, the candlelight, draped decorations and a hardwood dance floor with old-time music is truly a step back in time.
Music will be provided by Cousin Curtis and the Cash Rebates, offering waltzes, schottisches, polkas, reels and square dances. The caller gives brief instructions before each dance.
The ball takes place from 8 p.m. to midnight. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cake is served about 9 p.m. Admission is $10 per adult or $5 for ages 14 and under. The family price is $30.
The American Legion offers a full-service cash bar and will offer several wines especially selected for the ball. No coolers or outside liquor are allowed.
This event is sponsored by La Guiannee Societe.
Costumes can add to the fun but are not required.