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57th Annual Ugly Duckling Ball

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Story and Photography by Joyce Taylor

The Stones River Country Club has never looked lovelier than for the 2024 Ugly Duckling Ball, capably chaired by Susan Grear. Gorgeous flowers were everywhere, all donated by Murfreesboro Flower Shop. Guests were greeted with champagne; patrons arrived early and were directed to the veranda for drinks and passed appetizers, joining other guests for a delicious served dinner in the ballroom. Charity Circle President Kathy DiNardo and Susan Grear made remarks, as well as Fred Frazier, Jr., parent of a client of Special Kids, an organization assisted by Charity Circle. There was a lively auction, donations pledged by guests, followed by dancing to The Downtown Band. 

Charity Circle is a women’s organization founded in 1910 whose fundraising efforts benefit the basic health and welfare needs of families in Murfreesboro. These ladies form groups within their membership to host fund-raising parties throughout the year. 

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