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Bourbon Bliss at the 2017 Bluegrass Ball

Bourbon, dancing, and Kentucky cuisine, what could be better? How about a party to welcome the 45th President of the United States?

That’s the plan for the Kentucky Society of Washington’s Bluegrass Ball, set for January 182017, in Washington D.C.

Organized by Kentucky natives who live in the nation’s capital, the Bluegrass Ball is expected to draw more than 1,000 guests, including elected leaders, celebrities and people with Kentucky connections.

Chef Ouita Michel was featured in the December 2009 Kentucky Living Magazine
Chef Ouita Michel was featured in the December 2009 Kentucky Living Magazine

“It is such an honor to be asked to write a menu showcasing Kentucky to our nation and the world,” says Ouita Michel, the renowned Midway, Kentucky restaurateur who is the chef for the event. “I am thrilled to play a small part in the celebration of our great democracy and look forward to bringing Kentucky products with me.”

Legendary members of the Kentucky Distillers Association are also planning to attend the Bluegrass Ball where they will describe the history and distilling process of an array of Kentucky Bourbons.

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The Kentucky Society of Washington was started in 1912 to bring Kentucky to Washington, a way for Kentuckians to connect and find a home away from home. The organization strives to preserve the Kentucky spirit and holds several events each year including the Bluegrass Ball.

The event is open to members of the Kentucky Society of Washington and non-members. Guests of the ball will receive a gift bag of Kentucky based souvenirs.

For the first time, the society is offering “Dessert, Drinks and Dancing” tickets at a special price for those interested in skipping dinner and going for the sweets. These tickets will only be available for a short time after Thanksgiving.

 Lacee Crail

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