Winter White Ball to benefit St. Augustine Youth Services


The royal family of St. Augustine will hold court at the Fountain of Youth Feb. 11, when The Krewe of the Black Heart presents the “Winter White Ball.”

The event – which takes the place of the traditional Noche de Gala marking Pedro Menendez’s birthday – will benefit St. Augustine Youth Services.

The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 at OC White’s in the historic district with a free meet and greet followed by a scavenger hunt. On Saturday, Feb. 11, the event will begin at 5 p.m. with a “Jollification Hour” followed by the ball from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Guests are invited to join the royal family in dressing in cream and white, period dress from 1513 to 1812 or cocktail attire.

All proceeds from the ball will benefit St. Augustine Youth Services (SAYS), a therapeutic residential group home for boys ages 6-17 who have been victims of severe abuse and/or neglect. SAYS also coordinates the countywide Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) to address the dramatic increase of St. Johns County children who are involuntarily hospitalized.

Tickets for the Winter White Ball are $90 per person and include appetizers, a buffet dinner and music by Cottonmouth. A cash bar will be available. To purchase tickets, visit