Holly Ball

December 7, 2019!

Join us for Holly Ball 2019, as we take a step back in time aboard our ship of dreams. Enjoy fine dining and a party below deck as we set sail for new horizons!

Some Dinner Tables for Holly Ball 2019 Are Still Available
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Silent Auction
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The 45th Voyage Holly Ball save the date graphic - December 7, 2019

2019 Event Schedule

December 7, 2019
Rivers Edge Convention Center
Valet Parking available

Color and Fashion Suggestions:
Jewel tone attire is admired but not required.
Check out the Holly Ball Pinterest page for additional ideas and inspiration.

Dinner (for Gold Friends of $3,200+)

  • Doors open at 4 p.m. (arrive early to avoid long registration and parking lines)
  • Dinner starts promptly at 5:15 p.m.
  • World premiere of “Walk Together” performed by Michael Shynes
  • Sparkle Bag jewelry pull (NEW!) and Whiskey & More Bar (NEW!)

Main Event

  • 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Grand hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, Sparkle Bag jewelry pull (NEW!) and Whiskey and More Bar (NEW!)
  • Music video debut of “Walk Together” by Michael Shynes
  • Charcoal artist (NEW!) and photo booth
  • Dancing with the Justin Ploof & the Throwbacks and Celebrity DJ Rage from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.


  • 8-11 p.m.
  • Music by Michael Shynes

Recap: Holly Ball 2018 a Record-Breaking Event

About Holly Ball

Holly Ball is a gala event that has raised more than $9 million over the past 44 years.

Proceeds from Holly Ball benefit the CentraCare Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds. These funds provide “extras” that are not covered by insurance but make life better for our patients and their families.

The Hospice Fund includes:

  • Massage therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Educational resources on death and dying and grief and bereavement
  • No One Dies Alone volunteers
  • We Honor Veterans to improve the care provided to veterans

Coborn Cancer Center Fund includes:

  • Art Therapy
  • Enhancement program which provides women with wigs, hats and head covers
  • Integrative Therapy including acupuncture, acupressure and Healing Touch
  • Participating in research trials to make the fight against cancer stronger
  • RN Care Coordinators who help patients with appointments, procedures and treatment options
  • Support groups and education events.

2019 Holly Ball Committee

Holly Ball 2018 Committee


  • Jessica Soldner
  • Chanda Gebhardt
  • Lily Tenvoorde
  • Kelly Wahlin
  • Melissa Rothstein

Vice Chair

  • Jodi Erkens

Creative Team

  • Garrett Anderson
  • Anika Athman
  • Bill Becker
  • Julia Brolin
  • Sarah Brunn
  • Peg Churchwell
  • Christopher Day
  • Becki Derr
  • Jacklyn Gohmann
  • Kim Holman
  • Candyce Thompson

Creative - Water Features

  • Randy Schmitz

Creative - Lighting

  • Rich & Jodi Erkens
  • Duane & Kim Koepp

Creative - Construction

  • Steve Noble

Creative – Centerpieces

  • Christopher Day

Silent Auction

  • Patty Gaetz
  • Rachel Lolmasteymaugh

Social Media Team

  • Julia Brolin
  • Jacob Lundy

Technology Team

  • Dan Barth
  • Jay Burnham
  • Curtis Brown
  • Brittney Buddle
  • Josh Kirt
  • Jesse Lenarz
  • Adam Tetrault

Production Team

  • Dennis Whipple
  • Melinda Tamm
  • Meghan Dingmann


  • Jim Rothstein

Hospice Representatives

  • Nola Varilek
  • Kenzie Wilson

Cancer Representatives

  • Deborah Perkins
  • Alison Dahlin

Foundation Representatives

  • Beth Cummings
  • Sandy Spoden
  • Taylor Burchell
  • Meghan Dingmann
  • Dawn Moen

Photos from Holly Ball 2018
Holly Ball 2018 dinner tables
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Make a Contribution

Proceeds from Holly Ball benefit the CentraCare Hospice and Coborn Cancer Center Greatest Needs Funds. Help improve the lives of patients and their families today.

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