ROBERTSDALE — A limited number of tickets will go on sale beginning Saturday, Jan. 8 for the city of Robertsdale’s Centennial Ball in February.
“It’s about making history,” said Stephanie Kroll with the Robertsdale Centennial Committee. “We want everyone to come out and help celebrate 100 years of Robertsdale so that they will have stories that they can tell their grandkids.”
The Centennial Ball is the culmination of events to celebrate Robertsdale’s Centennial, which began with a kickoff celebration on Independence Day, July 4.
The celebration commemorates the 100th anniversary of Robertsdale in 1921 with original plans calling for a year-long celebration beginning in 2020 but concerns over COVID-19 caused delays and limited celebrations.
Two events in February will wrap up the festivities, a parade which will roll through the streets on Saturday, Feb. 19, and the Centennial Ball, which will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26 at the PZK Hall in Robertsdale.
The parade is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19 beginning beside at PZK Hall and rolling north on Palmer Street to Pennsylvania Street. The parade will then turn east on Pennsylvania and cross Alabama 59 before turning north and making a loop around Honeybee Park.
“This is something that the whole family will be able to enjoy,” Kroll said.
Special commemorative doubloons, beads, cups and other keepsake items will be thrown to spectators during the parade, Kroll said.
Anyone with a car or float and any local school groups that would like to participate in the parade can contact the Centennial Committee through the Robertsdale Centennial Celebration Facebook page.
A limited number of 300 tickets will be sold to the public for the Centennial Ball, Kroll said. Tickets will cost $30 each or $50 per couple. Tickets will be sold from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 8 at Sweet Home Coffee, 21545 Alabama 59, Suite A.
“The tickets themselves will feature a keepsake keychain that attendees will be allowed to keep,” Kroll said. “We will also have other keepsake items that will be handed out at the ball.”
If there are any tickets left, there will be another sale from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Sweet Home Coffee.
The event will feature dinner catered by Café Acadiana and dancing along with birthday cake to celebrate the Centennial, Kroll said.
“The Roaring 20s” is the theme for the ball and those attending are encouraged to dress in the style of 100 years ago, Kroll said.