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Holly Ball Volunteer Information


Holly Ball happens each year because of the hard work of many talented individuals. We would love to have you join one of the many Holly Ball event committees!

For more information about volunteering, please call Beth Cummings at 320-240-2810 or e-mail

Event Committees

Creative Team
The Creative Team makes Holly Ball a magical experience each year. The committee members start planning for the event in February and work hard all year. The committee usually meets monthly and is responsible for the event’s concept development and construction execution. The Creative Team also leads the event setup and take down.

Silent Auction Committee
The Silent Auction Committee is responsible for developing a plan to achieve silent auction goals through in-kind donations from businesses. This committee is responsible for soliciting the businesses for donations, picking up donated items, and setting up, taking down, and cashing out the silent auction.

Warehouse Committee
The Warehouse Committee is the team responsible for constructing, sewing and crafting all décor items needed for the ball. Generally, warehouse nights are held on Wednesday nights starting in October until all projects are complete. The warehouse nights start at 5 p.m. with a light dinner and then members work from 5:30-8 p.m. on projects. All crafty people are welcome. Sewers, crafters and builders — we need you!

Food Committee
The Food Committee designs the ball’s savory menu and is responsible for obtaining bids for both the sit-down dinner and hors d'oeuvres pieces of the event. Once the menu is finalized, members are responsible for the menu budget, tastings and helping with any setup needs.

Set-Up Committee
Many, many volunteers are needed for setup. Generally, we setup the entire day before the ball from about 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Setup may include: putting on chair covers, hanging fabric, adding linens and centerpieces to tables, maneuvering lifts and helping with ceiling drape or lighting. We always need lots of volunteers, so please join us if you can. Food is always provided for our volunteers.

Take-Down Committee
Many, many more volunteers are needed for take down as well. We start the Sunday after the ball at 8 a.m. with brunch. By 9 a.m. we are in full gear — stripping down fabric, taking down centerpieces and tables and other general cleanup. The process usually takes from four to six hours.

Remembrance Tree

The holidays are traditionally a time of joy and celebration with family and friends. They also can be a time to remember and honor those we've loved and lost.

The Remembrance Tree and Book of Life continue to provide this opportunity. These symbols have been a part of Holly Ball and St. Cloud Hospital Hospice for nearly two decades. This year's Holly Ball celebration will continue this cherished tradition.

The lights on the tree represent the spirit of those who have gone before us and the Book of Life contains the names of those we remember.

In addition to being present at Holly Ball, the Remembrance Tree and Book of Life will be displayed in Lobby E of the St. Cloud Hospital from mid-December to mid-January. We invite you to come and view them both during the holiday season.

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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