When it comes to the more formal occasions in my life, I've definitely screwed up royally (yellow to the prom, really? With your complexion?). It's why, at first, I loved attending the Respite Care Holiday Ball: a formal, black-tie optional event held at the Embassy Suites in Loveland that features fine dining, dancing, live and silent auctions, and more.

Respite Care Holiday Ball, 2016
Respite Care Holiday Ball, 2016

Then, I found out just what Respite Care, Inc. does, and I was so glad that an event like this exists: to celebrate and raise money for a wonderful organization in our community.

If you aren't familiar with Respite Care, they're a nonprofit that provides help to families that have children with developmental disabilities. The event does feature events that will make even the most sweatpants-prone people (like myself) feel like genuine royalty, such as a car raffle and a live performance from Funkaphino. On top of that, Respite Care allows guests to listen to touching stories from those who have walked through their doors and had life-changing experiences, showing just how valuable they are to the community and how they've truly improved Northern Colorado.

Dust off that ball gown-- it's time to celebrate a great cause. Learn more here about the 36th Annual Respite Care Holiday Ball, happening November 17, and I'll see you there.

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