The Baron's Ball

The Estate on the Halifax
September 21, 2024

5119 S Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL

Proceeds To Benefit the Rear Admiral William Masters, Jr. Scholarship Fund for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University ROTC

The Barons Ball Historic Event

The Halifax Foundation

You are hereby invited September 21, 2024 to our Annual Baron's Ball.

Be a part of this fun filled evening event honoring the wonderful turn of the century history of the Daytona Beach area!

The event is set between 1890 and 1920 for attire or come dressed in modern formal wear and have a great time!

The evening will be a showcase of what an evening would have been like in the golden years of our area’s history.

Henry Flagler bought the Ormond Hotel in 1889 and made it a must-stop for wealthy vacationers coming to Florida. John D. Rockefeller came for years to Winter to the area and eventually bought The Casements in 1918. During this time, the rich and the famous from around the world came to vacation and winter in Ormond Beach. These included: Edward, the Prince of Wales, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Al Capone, and comedian Will Rogers who once said to Rockefeller. while visiting here: ‘"I’m glad you won at golf today, Mr. Rockefeller. The last time you lost, the price of gasoline went up!"
This year's event will transport you back to the era of the "Barons" (1880s – 1919), with many historical reenactors donning authentic clothing from that time. We encourage attendees to join in the spirit by dressing in attire from this period or opting for modern formal wear. The festivities kick off with a champagne reception from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, where guests will be greeted by members of The Halifax Foundation. Following the reception, a gourmet dinner will be served, accompanied by entertainment, live music, and dancing.
Both upstairs and downstairs, a well-stocked cash bar will feature period cocktails, and the silent auction will showcase local items, collectors' pieces, and remarkable local artistry. Modern conveniences such as a professional photographer, valet parking, an elevator, and full indoor plumbing (something rare in the era) will be available for your comfort.
The event aims to recreate the ambiance of the golden years in the history of our area when luminaries like Henry Flagler and John D. Rockefeller frequented the area. The rich and famous, including Edward, the Prince of Wales, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Al Capone, and Will Rogers, were drawn to these beaches during this time.
The Barons Ball 2021
The Barons Ball 2021

Estate On The Halifax

The Barons Ball Reception
The Barons Ball Reception

A Night In Daytona Beach's Golden Age

Champagne Reception 6-7 pm
Silent Auction 6-9 pm
Dinner & Announcements 7-8 pm
Dancing 8-10 pm

To begin the evening, there will be a champagne reception accompanied by Melody Long Anglin and her beautiful artistry on the harp. At this time you will enjoy butler-passed hours d'ouvres of parmesan truffle risotto croquettes, berries and brie crostini, and marinated beef brochettes. A station of fresh seasonal fruit and domestic cheeses will be available as well.

A full-service dinner will follow with a choice of Citrone Chicken Heist, Tender Roast Beef, or Zucchini Boats with quinoa & Vegetables (for our vegetarian guests). All these mouthwatering options will be accompanied by fresh spring salad, fresh vegetable medley, oven-roasted red and sweet potatoes, and freshly baked bread.

To top off the delectable meal, a dessert bar will be set with an assortment of coconut cream, key lime, red velvet, and strawberry shortcake shooters.

As always, a fully stocked cash bar will be available both upstairs and downstairs and the fantastic 9th Street Jazz Company will be playing your favorite tunes well into the night!
Atmosphere is set for the Golden Era of 1880-1920. Historical Costumes are encouraged, but feel free to adorn modern formal dress.
For this event tickets will be priced at $130 per person or $1040 for a table of 8. Early Bird expires on July 31 and tickets will go up to $135 per person.

The Halifax Foundation comprises history enthusiasts dedicated to representing Florida's history from the early 1700s to the 1920s. Our mission is to educate the public about the diverse history of our state while providing an enjoyable experience and funding scholarship programs for local universities. Throughout the year, our members participate in events spanning from Spanish colonization in St. Augustine to the Roaring 20s.

About The Halifax Foundation:

As a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we engage in various activities, including attending and producing historic events, making appearances at nursing homes, participating in parades, and volunteering at Florida's historic locations. The Baron’s Ball serves as a fundraiser for the Halifax Foundation’s Admiral William Masters Scholarship, benefiting students attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Donation envelopes will be available at the event for those interested in supporting our cause.
We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.