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The Nutcracker Ball is a mix of fun and philanthropy

By Olivia Fortson
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This was the 25th anniversary of the Nutcracker Ball, a Charlotte tradition that has brought together families to raise money for a variety of nonprofits during its history.

The event was at Charlotte Country Club on Dec. 17. Parents brought their children to not only have some holiday fun, but to teach them about the importance of fundraising and philanthropy.

The attire was “Holiday Festive – Coat and Tie-Dings” (committee member Hillary Cooper came up with that clever play on words). This year’s event raised money for Freedom School Partners, a nonprofit that promotes literacy among at-risk children in the Charlotte area.

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