By Ron VandenBoom
Havre Rotary Club has announced it will be holding Havre's first Millennium Ball at the Beaver Creek Golf Course at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31.
"It will be a dress-up event, but not a formal event," said Sally Wood, president of the Havre Rotary Club.
The ball will be held in the Horizon Room at the golf course and will feature dancing, a Las Vegas casino night, an elegant selection of hors d'oeuvres, door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle.
Tickets are $100 per person and will include some free drink tickets, house money for gambling in the casino, and a chance at winning a door prize. They are available at the golf course.
Music will be provided by a disc jockey and dancing will be available in the Horizon Room.
All floors of the building will be open to those attending the ball and virtual golf and the indoor putting green will be open for use by the guests, Wood said. A special midnight surprise will also be a part of the festivities.
"I think it will be a wonderful evening," Wood said.
The Rotary Club is using the event as a fund-raiser to support its many charitable endeavors, Wood said.
"As a service organization, one of our main thrusts is to help youth," Wood said.
The money will be used to help support Boys' and Girls' State delegates, the Havre Soccer Association, and other noteworthy events.
The Rotary Club is also a major supporter of efforts to eliminate polio worldwide through Rotary International. According to Wood, the disease has almost totally been eliminated with only a few cases being reported in India and Africa.
The Rotary Club may try to make the event annual, depending on its success this year, she said.