TIYLO’s Christmas Masquerade Ball is our organization’s signature event! The Ball is held annually on the first Friday night in December to benefit local families in need during the holiday season.
This year the ball will be located on the 1st floor of the Clayton Opera House, Cash Bar will be provided by Bella’s and live music will be provided by Fred & the Eds!
The tradition of the Christmas Masquerade Ball dates back to 2009. With each successive year it has grown larger, with 2017 marking its 9th anniversary and the largest Ball yet. Initially created to provide support to the “Clayton Christmas Fund,” a charitable fund organized by the Clayton Sons of the American Legion and the local Boy Scout Troop, the Ball’s success quickly grew to enable additional donations to local food pantries in Clayton, Depauville and Alexandria Bay, as well as to the Paynter Senior Center and the Alexandria Central School Backpack Program.
Since 2009, over $50,000 has been raised and distributed to those in need in our river communities. In addition to the beneficiaries listed above, TIYLO has been fortunate enough to be able to make donations to the Indian River, Thousand Islands and Hammond Central School Backpack Programs and to food pantries serving additional river communities, such as Cape Vincent, Hammond, Orleans, LaFargeville and Redwood!
These efforts could not be achieved without the long list of local businesses and individuals that support TIYLO with a sponsorship and with silent auction donations. Each year community members, from Cape Vincent to Watertown to Hammond, and all points in between, join TIYLO for a wonderfully festive evening of dancing, socializing and celebrating the holiday season, with the noble purpose of giving back to those truly in need.
We at TIYLO are grateful for their support, as it allows us to positively impact and strengthen the river communities in which we all live. We hope to see YOU at the Ball this year!