The Elmore County High School Alumni Committee recently held its 2019 ECHS Alumni Ball at The Eclectic Warehouse, using the proceeds to start a scholarship fund for seniors at ECHS.

The event was emceed by Michael Blevins, who spoke about the association and gave away door prizes. Blevins received a surprise during the evening when Eclectic Mayor Gary Davenport took the stage to award him a special proclamation plaque naming the day Michael Blevins Day for his generosity to the Town of Eclectic, the community and the Alumni Association.

Attendees spent the night socializing with fellow alumni and friends and dancing to music from DJB Entertainment. There was a silent auction, refreshments were served, and Chrietzberg Photography was on hand to capture special moments throughout the night.

Alicia Blevins, the 2015 ECHS Alumni Ball Queen, passed the crown to 2019 ECHS Alumni Ball Queen Abby Traylor. Due to this year’s event being held around Valentine’s Day, Kelsey Taylor was crowned Valentine’s Queen during the event.

Helping make this event an outstanding success for everyone were committee members Blevins, Traylor, Lahoma Leonard, Sheri Evans, Kristy Fletcher and Amanda Hughes. The entire committee did an outstanding job organizing the event.

“This year, we wanted to be able to give back to our high school, so we decided to start a scholarship fund with the proceeds from the ball,” Hughes said in an email. “We are happy to say that we are offering two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at ECHS, one to a male student and one to a female student. We are very excited to be able to give back. Our plan going forward is to hold this event yearly. Our next ball is scheduled for February 21, 2020.”

For more information about next year’s ball, the scholarship fund or for a scholarship application, visit the association’s website at www.echsalumniball.com.