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Dance the night away

You will truly be”On the Wings of Love”this weekend when popular American singer Jeffrey Osborne returns by popular demand to take the stage at the 39th annual Red Cross Ball.

Known as”the real dancing ball”, the event will take place at the Wyndham Nassau Resort at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 29 with a grand cocktail reception followed by its famously unique black-tie ball. But don’t think that this will be a stuffy, suit-and-tie event. When Osborne and the rest of the night’s entertainment hit the stage, sitting and sipping wine will be the last things on your mind.

This year, the latest edition of this festive ball will be a dazzling evening that you will just have to see for yourself. As the first ball of the season it will have to be a stunner to not be forgotten, and organizers say it will be just that and more. So be ready to dress to the nines this weekend for a cause to kick this ball-going season off right.

“What sets us apart from the other upcoming balls is that we are the only one that features international acts,”says publicist, Kathy Ingraham. ”We kick it up a notch just to keep people on their toes. And this year the special guest will be Jeffrey Osbourne who is back by popular demand. We’ve featured him before but he was so good that we had to bring him back. So you can expect that he will be belting out some of his hits like’On the Wings of Love’,’You Should be Mine’and even’Love Power’.”

The Royal Bahamas Police Pop Band will also be putting

on an unforgettable show. So put on your dancing shoes and be ready to hit the dance floor all

night long.

The organization will honor Reverend C.B. Moss, a former Red Cross president, and corporate awardee, Kerzner International, for their initiative and support.

“Our awardees have done wonders for the Red Cross and they are very deserving of the honor,”says Ingraham.”C.B. Moss has been unselfish and selfless in his service to the organization and it is fitting to honor him for his continued work.

“We are also happy to be honoring Kerzner International as they have always donated and worked with us on various projects we would like to accomplish. They are valued supporters and we hope to gain even more support from the public as well.”

Director General of the Bahamas Red Cross Society, Caroline Turnquest, encourages the public to come out and have one of the best nights of the year.

“Not only will this be an evening to remember but it will be for a worthy cause,”she says. ”This is the first ball of the year and we do it right. There will be good food, good entertainment and great company. This is one of our biggest fundraisers and we have to make it worthwhile so it will be.”

Jennifer Adderley-Richards is one of the many annual Red Cross Ball attendees and she is excited to see what new excitement she will meet this year.

“My husband Mark and I go to these balls every year and it is always a hit. I am excited and have been looking for the perfect dress to put on this weekend. My husband doesn’t dance much but he definitely likes to shake a leg because I don’t stay off the dance floor at these events. I hope to see a lot of people because all the donations are for a good cause and you are guaranteed to have a splendid time. What more could you ask for?This will be a well spent evening. I am sure of it!”

So don your best attire this weekend, throw on your dancing shoes and come out to this amazing ball and be blown away. And remember that as you dance throughout this memorable night you are doing it in support of a worthy cause.

When: Saturday, January 29

Where: Wyndham Nassau Resort

Time: Cocktails-7 p.m. and Dinner-8 p.m.

Cost:$200

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