Friday, October 26 at 7pm
The Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery eagerly announce the date for the 14th Annual fundraising gala, the Gravediggers’ Ball, as Friday, October 26, 2018 from 7pm to 12am at the historic Masonic Temple in Center City, Philadelphia.
Tickets to the Gravediggers’ Ball include an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and dinner stations throughout the night; live entertainment; dancing; and complimentary valet parking. The event will also include a raffle, silent auction and the opportunity to explore the incredible architecture of the Masonic Temple and its ornately decorated lodge rooms. Black-tie, masquerade or costume is encouraged, with prizes awarded for best costumes.
The growth of this charity event in recent years has generated crucial funding that has helped to develop the cemetery from a little-known historic site to a recognized leader in public programming for burial grounds around the world. Over the past decade, the Gravediggers’ Ball has raised more than a million dollars towards the preservation, maintenance, accessibility and educational interpretation of Laurel Hill Cemetery, the first cemetery in the United States to receive the designation of National Historic Landmark.
General admission tickets are $250/person, with special discounts for groups of ten. Young Friends (ages 21-40) can come enjoy the party for $175/person. A portion of all ticket sales is tax-deductible.
For additional information about attending or supporting the 14th Annual Gravediggers’ Ball, or to view photos from past Balls, visit the event website at www.gravediggersball.org.