Celebrating the annual Mary D. Ball (at home)

While Covid-19 may have posed certain restrictions for on-island events due to health and safety reasons, the annual Mary D. Ball will continue this year but with a 2020 twist: virtually and from the comfort of your home.
The annual event, which has been held each August at The Sullivan House, is a night of fun, food and dancing for the island community, celebrating and benefitting the Mary D. Fund and the work of Mary Donnelly; an annual event many consider to be the highlight of the summer.
This year, participants can celebrate the Mary D. Ball online on any given night they choose. There is no timeframe to participate in the event. Small groups can fashion their own Mary D. Ball to suit their tastes, and make it casual or formal and in a setting of their own choosing.
Island resident Marguerite Donnelly, daughter of Mary Donnelly, recently spoke with The Block Island Times about the Mary D. Ball.
The Mary D. Ball, created over 27 years ago, was “the brainchild of Jack and Helen Lynch, Mary Donnelly, David and Dottie Graham, and friends on one New Year’s Eve. Thanks to the Sullivan House and all of

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