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Legacy Ball becomes more valuable to the community

  The Frankenmuth Community Foundation and the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau present “The Legacy Derby” on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

  The Frankenmuth Community Foundation has announced a partnership for the 11th Annual Legacy Ball with the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau.  All funds raised at the 2021 Legacy Ball will go directly to the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce & CVB for a new seasonal ice rink, the second phase of the "A Frankenmuth Christmas Experience.”

  “The addition of a partnering organization is new and exciting for us,” stated Jonathan T. Webb, Executive Director of the Foundation.  “Our intention each year is to choose a new partnering organization that has a unique project in mind which will benefit the community.  All proceeds from the Legacy Ball will go directly to that organization to benefit their specific project.  Our Legacy Ball committee will choose the organization with a community impact project based on both an application and interview process.  We are excited to be working with the Frankenmuth Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau this first year.”

  “We are thrilled to have been chosen as the first partnering organization,” explained Jamie Furbush, President & CEO of the Chamber & CVB.  “This opportunity will help us fund the ice rink, an expansion of the "A Frankenmuth Christmas Experience’ that was launched in 2020 with a spectacularly lit 40-ft Christmas tree.  The ice rink will attract visitors during the winter season, leading to increased time visitors spend in town and increased traffic for local businesses.  It will also spur economic development as it could be used for small tournaments during slow periods.  Not only will the rink provide benefits from a tourism perspective, but also to the local community of Frankenmuth, bringing a safe outdoor facility where locals can gather all winter long.”

  The 2021 Legacy Ball will be a derby style fundraising gala.  Dust off those fancy hats and fascinators and join the fun on Saturday, September 25 at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant.  Tickets for the Legacy Ball Derby will go on sale this Spring. Seating will be limited.

  Since the Frankenmuth Community Foundation’s inception in 1976, more than $6.6 million has been distributed to groups and programs working to enhance the quality of life in Frankenmuth. These good works are made possible thanks to the generous donations, gifts and bequests from individuals and businesses across Frankenmuth.

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