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Formal fundraiser: A masquerade ball raised money to foster arts for foster children

A masquerade ball raised money to foster arts for foster children by Cary Jenkins | April 25, 2021 at 3:09 p.m.
Shyane (cq) Purifoy and Brittany Purifoy with Amanda Reisingg and Stetson Reising on 04/03/2021 at Sweet Arts Maskerade Ball held at Benton Event Center. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Cary Jenkins)

Families donned formal wear or their Sunday best for the Sweet Arts Maskerade Ball on April 3 at the Benton Event Center. The family-friendly event was a fundraiser for Fostering the Arts.

The evening included a performance by Pam Setser, an Arkansas Country Music Award nominee, and dance and vocal performances by local students. There was a silent auction and an array of food and drinks presented by local businesses. The evening ended with music by a DJ and guests on the dance floor.

Gallery: Sweet Arts Masquerade Ball

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Fostering the Arts provides scholarships and equipment for children in foster care and from low income households so they can participate in local arts-based programs.

-- Story and photos by

Cary Jenkins


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