Pictures for the Lone Star Military Ball Slide Show

Every year, we put together a wonderful slide show that runs throughout the evening of the Ball.  Each cadet/midshipman’s family can submit up to five photos of their cadet/mid to be placed in the slide show.

We are looking for fun, interesting photos that highlight our North Texas cadets and midshipmen doing the things that they do – hanging out with friends or family, training, acting funny, study abroad experiences, etc.

We are also looking for pictures of the Academies to add variety to the slide show.  (These pictures will not count towards your five pictures of your cadet/mid.)

To make this a quality slide show – we require HD quality.

The higher the resolution , the better the photo will display. (We prefer 300 dpi or more or JPEG format).

Please save your photos files in the following format:

School_year_first_last_#pic.jpg

Example:

USMA_2018_John_Doe_1.jpg

USMA_2018_John_Doe_2.jpg (ETC.)

Please send your pictures to holidayballpics@mail.com (not GMAIL) by noon, Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

You should receive a reply that your pictures were received.  If you do not hear back within a few days, please resubmit.  Thank you!

How to get involved!

How to Contribute or Get Involved:

  1. Attend monthly planning meetings and contribute your time and talents.
    (We typically meet 1st Sunday of the month at 4pm at Spring Creek BBQ-Grapevine.)
  2. Come to the Game Watching Party and spend generously on activities.
  3. Ask a business to help sponsor the ball to provide an outstanding evening for all North Texas Cadets and Midshipmen.
  4. Be a “Star Supporter” and make a tax deductible contribution to the event
  5. Donate an item for Game Watching or Lone Star Ball raffle

 

Back by popular demand!

 

Once the formal program ends, let the games begin!  One of the all-time Holiday Ball favorites is Game On’s Casino Games. Game On has provided casino games for our Ball every year since 2011, and we are so pleased to have them bring the Las Vegas-style fun again this year.

At the Casino gaming tables, you can use the gaming bucks that are issued to you at registration to win tickets for the annual raffle. Every year, Lone Star Military Ball attendees have a ball (pardon the pun!) playing black jack, craps, and roulette, and winning tickets that qualify them for really cool raffle prizes later in the evening.

From casino and carnival to arcade and sports games, Game On has been offering top-quality equipment staffed by friendly, knowledgeable attendants since 2004. We are very fortunate to have this entertainment at our ball!  Most of the other military academy balls are limited in their entertainment options, but our amazing North Texas Cadets and Midshipmen deserve more–only the best for our future leaders and their family and friends! So, come on out and play with us–Lady Luck is sure to smile on you!

Past Ball Pictures and Venue Information Needed

We are going to try to add a timeline feature where we get pictures from the past balls.  WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Please look through your pictures and shoe boxes of memorabilia and find information from past balls.  We especially need scans or pictures of:

  • ball invitation
  • ball flyers and programs
  • venue information
  • pictures from event