Under The Big Top

It was a star studded circus at the Pitser Garrison Civic Center Saturday night as the Junior League of Lufkin hosted a night Under The Big Top.

It's the Junior League's biggest fund raising event of the year, complete with a silent auction, and even a chance to buy a balloon with a 2-karat diamond necklace inside. All the proceeds will go towards organizations benefiting children.

Greta Rich, the Charity Ball Chairperson for the Junior League of Lufkin said, "we give to several organizations from our fundraisers to help the kids. They're our future of our area and we try to help them and improve their lives and improve our future."

Admission to Saturday's event was around $100 a person, not a small fee but it helps in the Junior League's charity work.  In 2004, the Junior League contributed over $40,000 to local charities.

Rich said although it was a lot of work to get to this point, it was well worth it when she saw everything come togeather.  The decorations for this year's charity ball are compliments of Jan Rocco of Party Props.