Responder Rescue King’s Ball fundraiser supports our first responders

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KTVI)- Assistant Executive Chef Josh Schlink from Ameristar cooked up some crab cakes for the Fox 2 staff on the 9 a.m. broadcast to promote the upcoming Responder Rescue Kings Ball.

The King`s Ball is a 250 year old tradition that was brought to the New World by French Settlers in South East Missouri. In anticipation of Lent, the weeks preceding Easter, a period of repentance, atonement and fasting, they literally had them themselves a ball. The event included boisterous ceremonies in which a ceremonial king was selected. Otherwise thought of as a Mardi Gras Masquerade type Ball.

Responder Rescue has decided to take their version of this tradition and turn it into a fundraising opportunity. The event, held at the Nightclub at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, will showcase the deep French roots of Missouri. With the Nightclub all dressed up, the live Mardi Gras themed music, sipping on a beverage and snacking on Cajun appetizers, you will feel transported to the 'Big Easy', right on Bourbon Street.

The Responder Rescue provides assistance; emotional, tangible or monetary, to any area first responders who have been injured, become ill or suffered a traumatic situation after all other resources have been exhausted.

 

Responder Rescue Kings Ball

One Ameristar Blvd.

St. Charles, Mo. 63301

Saturday, Jan. 30

7 p.m. - midnight