On September 8, 2012, the Turlock Police Association, Widows and Orphans Foundation will be hosting the 15th Annual Policeman’s Ball. The Policeman’s Ball began back in 1950 and continued until 1962. In 2010, the board of Widows and Orphans found renewed interest in this type of event. With police officer deaths on the rise throughout the country, the families affected are in need of support more than ever. The Policeman’s Ball is a fundraiser to support the non-profit Turlock Police Association, Widows and Orphans Foundation.
Since 1951, the Turlock Police Association, Widows and Orphans Foundation, has been actively serving the families of fallen police officers from the Turlock Police Department. Thanks to the many fundraisers that are done each year, Widows and Orphans are able to provide much needed financial assistance to Police Department employees and their families. Funeral costs, final expenses and daily bills can be a burden to any family that has just suffered a loss. Widows and Orphans ensure that Police Department families do not need to experience financial difficulty in those hard times. The Widows and Orphans Foundation devote themselves to serving the men and women who dedicate their lives to public safety and our citizens in the community of Turlock.
This year, the Policeman’s Ball will be held at “On Broadway, with Two Guys Catering,” located at 153 S. Broadway in Turlock. The theme for the evening’s event is Black and White formal. Tickets are $35 per person or $60 a couple. The Ball will begin at 6pm with cocktails, a buffet dinner at 7pm and dancing from 8pm to 10pm. Entertainment provided by the rock n’ roll band “Riff-Raff.” There are many great items featured in the silent auction, including tickets to the Gallo Center and a golf package for four at Turlock Country Club. Tickets can be purchased at the Turlock Police Department, located at 900 N. Palm Street. Please contact Lori House at 209-664-7374, or Allison Martin at 209-664-7303.Tickets are also available at Turlock Recreation Department, located at 156 S. Broadway.