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Keep Eyes “Orange Peeled” for Sunshine State Ball
Junior League of Tallahassee Launches “Find the Orange” Campaign
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2018) – The Junior League of Tallahassee is having a ball. The volunteer organization will host the inaugural Sunshine State Ball, Jan. 11, 2019, celebrating everything that makes Florida the best place to live, work and raise a family, along with the volunteer work that strengthens communities.
In an effort to engage the community and build excitement surrounding the Ball, the Junior League of Tallahassee and its partners have started an orange a-peeling campaign, and one lucky winner will receive two free general admission tickets to the Sunshine State Ball. To be entered into the drawing, participants must follow instructions printed on oranges hidden at any of these partner locations: Arbor Trace, Computer Repair Doctor, Esposito Garden Center, Hearth & Soul, Madison Social, Narcissus, Pink Narcissus, Nic’s Toggery, Proof Brewing Company, Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance, Inc., and Table 23.
After sharing a photo of the orange on social media, using the hashtag #SunshineStateBall, and tagging both the local business and the Junior League of Tallahassee, participants will return the orange to the business’ front desk, and provide his or her contact information to be entered into the drawing. The winner of two general admission tickets will be announced the first week of January.
Held during Florida’s inauguration week at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, the black-tie Sunshine State Ball will host Tallahassee residents and guests from around the Sunshine State, welcoming them to the Capital City to enjoy dinner and a live concert by Rodney Atkins. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, with all proceeds supporting the Junior League’s mission of improving the lives of children and families.
“We are beyond thrilled to be turning this vision into a reality,” said Junior League of Tallahassee President Lex Phillips. “It will be a historic evening. We’re setting the bar with this inaugural event and hope it begins a long tradition of fun and Florida pride that gives back in a big way to the community we love.”
In addition to Florida pride — creatively infused into the event’s details — the Ball will showcase and celebrate the Junior League of Tallahassee’s historic impact to help improve the lives of families. The organization has a proven track record of identifying unmet community needs, developing solutions and seeing them through to fruition. Since 1960, the JLT has served as an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers and contributing more than $2,500,000 to the Tallahassee community. Its current major initiatives include work with Second Harvest of the Big Bend and HOPE Community/Big Bend Homeless Coalition.
“The Sunshine State Ball is a continuation of the Junior League of Tallahassee’s legacy, and we hope to energize and inspire others as an example of effective community volunteerism across the Sunshine State,” added Phillips. “We are women who believe in our community and want to make it a better place. This event is the next step in being the change we want to see in Tallahassee and in Florida.”
The Junior League of Tallahassee, as the “Capital City League,” is considered a resource and an example for finding upstream or downstream solutions for issues impacting Florida communities and addressing the root causes of problems. The Sunshine State Ball aims to highlight the importance of addressing and solving long-term problems while celebrating how far the Junior League has come and putting dollars directly back into the community to ensure the organization’s work continues for years to come.
To learn more about tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit SunshineStateBall.com.
About the Sunshine State Ball
The Sunshine State Ball is a celebration of everything that makes Florida the best place to live, work and raise a family, along with the volunteer work that strengthens communities. Hosted by the Junior League of Tallahassee (JLT) during Florida’s inauguration week, on Jan. 11, 2019, at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, the Ball will host guests from around the Sunshine State, welcoming them to the Capital City to enjoy a black-tie dinner and live entertainment by Rodney Atkins. All proceeds support JLT’s mission of improving the lives of children and families. To learn more, visit SunshineStateBall.com.