Bug Ball raises funds for educational programs

September 6, 2012 by  

The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, 6500 S. New Hope Rd. in Belmont, just a 20-minute drive from Charlotte, is the setting for its annual fundraiser, the Bug Ball. It takes place tomorrow, Friday, October 7, at 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

It is family-oriented and participants should come dressed like their favorite bug. Attendees will get the opportunity to join in activity stations, entertainment, and games.

The original and entertaining game include Wacky Wings, where kids decorate and create butterflies, Wiggle Worms, a game that teaches the way to make worm bins, Build-a-bug, creating a large bug by assembling smaller parts, and Insect-o-rama, which is a wheel of fortune circled around bugs. The talented Charlotte Youth Ballet performs through the night,while dressed like butterflies.

Carriage rides, drinks and food, and a unique auction add to the merriment of the night. The Garden Store will offer bug merchandise to aid guests in finding accessories such as wings, antennas, and bug-eyes. Registration in advance is required by calling 704-829-1290 for an invitation. Proceeds go to benefit the K5 school programs.

There are four levels of tickets for the Bug Ball – Caterpillar, Beetle, Ladybug, and Butterfly, all of which vary in price and offer different perks. It is most likely that print companies have been finishing up the flyer printing to advertise the fun-packed fundraising event. More information concerning the Bug Ball, including the full details of the types of tickets available, can be found on the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden website.