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Relay for Life Roaring 20's Ball: It's the Bee's Knees!

To benefit The American Cancer Society®, Boonville is gearing up in a big way this month with events and activities all over the city, including Relay for Life®. Relay for Life is a fun, organized team walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Teams camp out overnight around a community track and take turns walking in a relay. Cancer survivors are recognized during the event with a Survivors Lap at the beginning of the relay, while caregivers, friends and family of cancer victims and survivors are celebrated. Having raised nearly $5 billion to date through community events, Relay for Life helps provide funds for much needed cancer research.

Rays of Hope is teaming up with Isle of Capri® Casino for its 2nd Annual Relay for Life Ball. Hosted in the swanky ballroom of The Isle of Capri Casino on Saturday, March 28. Guests will be transported back to a bygone era for a night to remember. By exchanging a "hotsy-totsy" evening of entertainment for some "scratch" (money) for this worthy charity, it's sure to be the "cat's meow!" Ball attendees will also enjoy a silent auction, a dessert bar, and a cash bar for "giggle water" in a private venue surrounded by the best gaming in town. All proceeds from the ball will go to Relay for Life.

How does one get ready for a 1920’s ball? You can start by learning the lingo of the times. Here’s some key phrases to get you through!
Balled up: confused or messed up
And how: I strongly agree
Bee's knees: an extraordinary thing or idea
Cash: a kiss
Cat's meow: splendid or stylish
Darb: an excellent person or thing
Dead soldier: an empty beer bottle
Dolled up: get dressed up
Ducky: very good
Get a wiggle on: get moving
Giggle water: alcohol
Hit on all sixes: perform at 100 percent or hit on all cylinders
Hoofers: dancers
Hotsy-totsy: pleasing
Baloney: nonsense
Real McCoy: genuine article
Sap: a fool
Spiffy: an elegant appearance
Swanky: elegant or ritzy
Swell: wonderful
Tomato: a female

Relay for Life is the real McCoy, so get spiffy and grab your favorite tomato. Get dolled up and invite your best darb, then get a wiggle on. The Roaring 20s Ball on March 28 is sure to be a night to remember. With all the hoofers dressed in their dapper duds, the joint will be really jumping. But, not every Jack or Jane can get in. You must be 21 or older to enter.

Tickets may be purchased at the Isle of Capri Casino Boonville or reserved online. The ball starts at 7:30 p.m., and themed attire is recommended.



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