GAINESVILLE - Morgan Reece, representing the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville, was named Belle of the Ball Saturday night at the annual Charity Ball, sponsored by the Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County.
This was the 62nd year for the ball, a major fundraiser for the Junior League.
Proceeds will support the Feeding Our Future program, which provides food to needy families in the community, with recent totals seeing over 100 boxes of food donated every month.
Every year, local civic groups sponsor Belle of the Ball candidates who are tasked with collecting donations on behalf of the Junior League; these fundraising efforts culminate with the crowning of the Charity Ball's Belle of the Ball, with the title going to the candidate who raises the most money.
In addition to Reece, the candidates this year and their sponsors were as follows:
Carey Sartain, Gainesville Rotary Club
Kelly Holt Harrison, Gainesville Jaycees
Rebecca Pannek, Gainesville Elks Lodge
Sydney Phillips, South Hall Rotary Club
Caroline Perrott, Lanierland Civitan Club
Sara Hayes, Pilot Club of Gainesville-Hall County