Akron -- The 111th Charity Ball, presented by the Women's Board of Akron Children's Hospital, will make its grand entrance at E.J. Thomas Hall on Dec. 28. All proceeds benefit Akron Children's Hospital.

Twenty-four debutantes will be presented at the annual cotillion in recognition of their parents' and grandparents' altruistic volunteer contributions and commitments to the local community. The 2013 Ball marks the first in many years that takes place outside Goodyear Hall.

"We're continuing to uphold our time-honored traditions - from the presentation, dresses and first dance to the elegant dcor and the history wall," said Cyndy Myer, event chairperson. "But, we're also extremely excited to introduce new things, as well."

In addition to the new venue, the evening will feature an updated time line and dinner format with assorted cuisine selections, intimate table settings, seating throughout the lobbies of the hall and more. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The debutante presentation will take place at 7 p.m., with dining and dancing to follow.

Music for the evening will be presented by Special Request and A Taste of Elegance will present dinner.

To continue the commitment of service demonstrated by their families, the debutantes participated in a service project of their own, volunteering for Project Linus. The national non-profit organization makes and then donates homemade blankets to children in the hospital or others in need. This year's debutantes spent a day making blankets for Akron Children's Hospital patients.

If interested in attending the 111th Charity Ball, contact Jessica Jones at 330-543-5019 or jjones2@chmca.org. Tickets are $175 each. Reservations are due Dec. 1 and space is limited.