The 65th Annual Charity Ball
Theme: FIRE & ICE
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: 8:00 pm to 1:00 am
Location: Chattahoochee Country Club
Band: All In One
Tickets are $150 per couple and $75 for individual tickets and include dinner, two drink tickets per person and a signature drink. Tickets for sustaining members are $125 a couple.
*All donations above ticket value will be guaranteed a ticket to the event. If you have any questions please call our office at 770.535.1951.
No one under 21 is allowed admission into the ball.
You can also call (770) 535-1951 to purchase tickets.
We are proud to introduce our seven belle candidates, who are all outstanding young ladies dedicated to furthering the mission of the Junior League to make the community a better place for women and children.
Please take a minute to read more about our 2016 belle candidates below.
Introducing the 2016 Charity Ball Belle Candidates
Paige Ackerman – Representing Gainesville Jaycees
Paige Ackerman is a senior at Gainesville High School where she has been a part of the varsity tennis team along with varsity volleyball. Academically Paige participates in Beta Club and the National Honors Society. Outside of school she enjoys time with her family, friends, and working at JR Crider’s. Paige is excited to be a part of this year’s Charity Ball!
Anna Diaz – Representing Gainesville Rotary
Anna Diaz, daughter of Joe and Blair Diaz, is the chosen Gainesville Rotary Charity Ball candidate. She is a senior at Gainesville High School. At the school, Anna is the editor of the yearbook, secretary of the Math Club, and involved in many other clubs such as Beta Club and Key Club- all while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Last year, Anna was chosen to be a part of Youth Leadership Hall County where she learned a lot about the community we live in. Anna started dancing when she was 2 years old and spent many years with the Gainesville Ballet Company, including teaching classes to the Boys and Girls Club. Last summer she was honored to receive acceptance into the Governor’s Honors Program in the area of dance, after going through a rigorous application process. She also greatly enjoys playing the violin. Anna has one sister, Gabrielle (20), and one brother, Joseph (15). In the future she hopes to obtain a degree in business, though she is not yet sure where she wants to go to school. She is ecstatic about being able to embody Rotary’s motto of “service before self” by having this opportunity with the Junior League to raise money for the strengthening families program!
Charters Embry – Representing Braselton Rotary
Charters Embry is the 18 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cooper Embry. She is a senior honor student at Gainesville High School. Charters is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and the Spanish Honor Society. She served on the yearbook staff last year. Charters was also a Georgia Certificate of Merit recipient last year.
Most of Charters time is spent at Gainesville Ballet Company where she is a principal dancer. Charters started dancing at age 2 with Gainesville Ballet. She has been honored to dance several solo roles in The Nutcracker. These roles include Clara, Chinese soloist, Candy Cane, Russian and Snow Queen. She is excited to add Dew Drop Fairy to that list this year. Other roles include Jane in Mary Poppins and the Wolf soloist in Beauty and the Beast.
Upon graduation, Charters plans to attend the University of Georgia and major in Biology. She would like to further her education to become a Physician’s Assistant.
Charters is honored to be a part of Charity Ball as a belle candidate. Her parents feel strongly about supporting the community through volunteerism. She is excited to start her support for Gainesville/Hall County by raising money to help with childhood hunger and nutrition.
Amelia Erwin – Representing South Hall Rotary
Amelia is a senior at North Hall High School where she is an IB certificate candidate. She is honored to represent the South Hall Rotary Club at this years Charity Ball event. She is captain of the varsity spirit cheer squad, member of Beta Club & Interact Club. Amelia is a member & active in the youth program at Gainesville First United Methodist Church. She is also involved in the After School Program tutoring young children as well as in Young Life. During the past 6 summers she has participated in Gainesville Aid Project & the last 2 summers was a youth volunteer at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Amelia enjoys spending time with friends & family as well as hiking & boating on Lake Lanier. She is the daughter of Dr. Dale & Kris Erwin & younger sister to Alex & Andrew Erwin.
Maggie Moore – Representing Lanierland Civitan
Maggie is a senior at North Hall High School. She is involved with Future Business Leaders of America, HOSA, BETA Club, Junior Class Treasurer and a participant in the Greater Hall Chamber – Youth Leadership Hall County. She is a member of the North Hall High School Varsity Spirit Cheerleading squad. Maggie is the daughter of Yale and Donise Moore and a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. Maggie is honored to be the Lanierland Civitan representative for the 2016 Charity Ball. She is grateful for the opportunity to give back to her community.
Lauren Pudenz – Representing Woman’s Phoenix
Lauren is a senior at Gainesville High School. She is a member of the Beta Club, Key Club as well as a leader with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). She attends Younglife and is a Wyldlife leader for the Middle School group. She has volunteered at Challenged Child and Friends for several years as well as playing Varsity Golf. She is enjoying a scholastic internship at the Limestone Surgery Center as she has plans to major in Premed and pursue a career as a Physician’s Assistant (PA). Lauren is excited to represent the Gainesville Phoenix Woman’s Club. She is eager to help raise funds to support GPWC and their efforts!
Lauren Tymchuck– Representing Kiwanis
Lauren Tymchuk is a junior at North Hall High School and is excited to represent the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville in this year’s Charity Ball. She is a FCA leader, a member of the Beta Club, a participant in North Hall’s Honors Mentorship program, a member of the Interact Club, and a student in North Hall’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) program. She is a varsity athlete on both the soccer and the competition cheerleading team. Lauren is also an alumna of the Mount Vernon Peer Ambassador program. Lauren is currently a member of Corinth Baptist Church and has been ever since she was little. Lauren has volunteered with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank and has participated with the Food for the Hungry program at her church. She is the daughter of Andy and Tina Tymchuk. Lauren is excited to be a part of such a great community project and can’t wait to use this opportunity to serve God.
2016 Charity Ball Contributors
The Junior League would like to give a special thank you to our sponsors and in-kind donors for their contributions to the 65th Annual Charity Ball.