Blue Jean Ball – We Are Going Virtual!

In light of the current outbreak of coronavirus, we have made the tough decision to cancel the in-person portion of the 6th annual Blue Jean Ball – a fundraiser cohosted by the West Virginia Land Trust and Mon River Trails Conservancy – on Saturday, April 4, 2020. But never fear… we will still be partying in the comfort of our own homes while social distancing! Please stay tuned for more details!

Those who have already purchased tickets: our catering friends at Woodburn Shanks have agreed to provide all ticket purchasers with a meal, which you can enjoy any time before May 23. We will be mailing out gift certificates to everyone, so please watch your mailbox!

We are in the process of moving the silent auction to an online platform. The auction will go live April 4 at 5:00 P.M. and close on April 11 at 8:00 P.M.

From April 4 – 11, you can bid on a range of wonderful items donated by friends, sponsors, and businesses in the area. We hope you will check out the items, share with friends, and bid generously! Share this direct link with friends: www.WVBlueJeanBallAuction.org. Please check back on April 4th!

All proceeds benefit an outdoor recreational greenspace project in the Mon Valley!

Since 2015, the West Virginia Land Trust and the Mon River Trails Conservancy have partnered in hosting a party called the Blue Jean Ball in hopes to raise awareness and funds to support the land protection of public recreational green space in the Mon Valley.

Held each year in early Spring, the event has been a huge success and proceeds from the event are being used to help secure and build the Collins Ferry Connector Trail from the Suncrest neighborhood to the Mon River Rail-Trail.

Guests are invited to dress up their favorite blue jeans for a fun evening enjoying a southern meal, a limited host bar, dancing to a live band, and bidding on silent auction items. Proceeds from this event will benefit another green space project in the Morgantown area.

Please consider sponsoring our event. By sponsoring, you will help cover the overhead costs of the event, to ensure 100% of ticket proceeds are awarded towards the green space project. Contact Ella Belling- ella@montrails.org