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Second annual Masquerade Ball a mysterious good time

Clever costumes, great music and fantastic food kept the party going at the second annual Masquerade Ball. Photo by Tina Bryan.

More than 75 masked revelers attended the second annual Masquerade Ball at Gallery 2 in Grand Forks, Saturday, Feb. 23.

The art gallery fundraiser is one of two events the gallery hosts in-house every year. Despite conflicting community events, the costume ball was as well attended as last year, said Dawsha Hunt, Visitor’s Center manager. There are only 100 tickets printed for the event, so it was a great turnout.

“We really noticed how everyone got on board with the costumes – there was a whole new element of people dressing up (this year),” said Hunt.

Revelers danced till midnight to the rock and roll tunes of Mad Dog 20/20, sampled the excellent buffet food provided by the Court Jesters and had an international experience with the Viennese Coffee House.

The top costumes were worn by Erica Ruley of Greenwood, who got a first place, Kim McLean of Grand Forks and Kevin Hodson of Vernon.

Hunt said there were quite a few out-of-town guests who came as guests with local residents.