Press Release (For Immediate Release)
June 12, 2013
The 3rd Annual Mariner’s Ball Raised Nearly $80,000
The Flagship Niagara League (FNL) held the 3rd Annual Mariner’s Ball this Saturday, June 8, 2013. This year’s event commemorated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. The annual event is FNL’s most prominent event raising much needed funds for the Niagara. FNL raised approximately $78,000, an increase of nearly 40% percent since its inception.
In addition to paying tribute to the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, the event honored Denise Illig-Robison who has been an ardent supporter of the Niagara. The sold out event was emceeded by Kim Thomas-Plyler and featured: live entertainment and dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, food stations, raw bar, open bar, cigar bar, live and silent auctions and a fireworks display by Jeff Gibson Fireworks.
The FNL is a 501 (C) 3, non-profit educational associate organization of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), chartered to facilitate citizen participation and operation of the Flagship Niagara and its homeport, Erie Maritime Museum. All proceeds benefit the Flagship Niagara League.