GFWC Escanaba Woman's Club's annual December fund-raiser Charity Ball will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Island Resort & Casino. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner at 7. Dancing and entertainment by Mitch Taylor begins at 9. Members of the Charity Ball Committee are: from left front, Lisa LaLonde, Natalie Schultz, Jena Young, Dianne Lahtinen, and Veronica Tackman; in back are Shannon Dutkarich, Cindy Reinhart, Frances Thennes, Sally Schultz, and Darolyn Spannuth. The "Venetian Holiday" themed dinner is offering guests their choice of either Tuscany Chicken, Garlic Pepper Prime Rib, Tapenade Grilled Salmon or Penne Pasta with Basil Pesto, and authentic gelato for dessert. Festivities include Holiday wreaths decorated by area businesses for sale at auction, silent auction, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Tickets are $50 and available in Escanaba at Gust Asp, The Morrison Shop and Lisa Ann, and in Gladstone at Trotter's Floral. For seating reservations or questions, call GFWC member Leslie Stanek-Nault at (906) 420-4644.