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Brandon Holiday Charity Ball continues to grow

Bob Savage and Tatyana Frost celebrate generous donations for Toys for Tots at the 2014 Brandon Holiday Charity Ball.
Published Nov. 25, 2015

Folks will dust off flapper dresses and top hats and enjoy the red carpet treatment at the 4th annual Brandon Holiday Charity Ball benefiting Toys for Tots.

The ball, set for 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Regent, blends a celebration of dance with the holiday spirit of giving. Last year, the event sold out with more than 300 guests helping fill 24 toy boxes with unwrapped gifts for less fortunate children.

"So many people tell us how much they love this holiday event, so this year we added a Roaring '20s theme to spice things up," said Tatyana Frost, event co-producer and owner of The Way 2 Dance Studio in Brandon.

Frost first crafted the idea of a charity holiday event as a vehicle for her students. One of those students, Bob Savage, joined forces with her as one of the sponsors and now the ball has grown into a true community gathering.

"We have been blessed with sponsors and community support in past years and this year will be bigger and better," said Savage, who again serves as the event's co-producer.

Attendees unsure about the high society fashion choices of the 1920s can don modern suits or semi-formal evening wear — just don't wear jeans. Tickets are $65 each or $440 for a table of eight and can be purchased online at holidaycharityball­

The night starts with a paparazzi photo entrance, followed by the swinging sounds of music, live and interactive entertainment, dancing exhibitions, a silent auction and a variety of food.

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