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FEBRUARY 18th, 2023

$55 per person

Dinner/Dance/Unlimited Presenters’ Sessions

 Sutlers/ Federal Rebels/ 50-50 Raffle/ 73rd OVI Brass Band/Raffle Baskets
NEW!  Authentic Fair Sanitary Commission 
and
Silent Auction
 
Breakfast Buffet $16pp payable through the Hotel.  NOT on Registration!
Sorry. No Discount Coupon
 

Upscale & Luxurious 

Sheraton Suites – 1989 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221  330-929-3000

                                            CASH BAR WILL BE OPEN 5:00 pm – 12:00 am  in BEAU’s Lounge/Bar in the Hotel.                                                There is no bar set up in the Ballroom this year.

STATE LAW:  NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS PERMITTED IN BALLROOM & CASCADE OVERLOOK

Hotel Information:  If you are told there are no rooms left, please call Darcy 330-550-0285 or Stacey (Sheraton) 330-929-3000  More rooms must be unblocked to accommodate our attendees at the special rate of $117 per room per night.  Thank you for your persistence!

The Committee would like to thank all of you for attending the 33rd  Anniversary of the ORMB at the Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on February 19, 2022, and making the Ball successful and memorable.

The Ohio Regimental Military Ball Committee cordially invites you to our 34th Annual Ball to be held at the beautiful Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on February 18, 2023. This venue has enchanted our Ball in addition to the new Presenters and Topics, Cuisine & Sutlers.  The Ball has added an authentic Sanitary Commission, as well as, a Silent Auction for 2023.  We look forward to your attendance in the celebration of the Blue & Gray!

On behalf of the Committee, the following is a common sense statement, but one that should be understood:
The ORMB cannot assume responsibility for the health of any of our attendees whether referencing Covid-19 or any other communicable disease. As is common knowledge,  vaccinated individuals can still contract Covid-19. When worn correctly, proper medical masks can be helpful to some degree to reduce the transmission of viruses and bacteria, but should not give anyone a false sense of security. 
Attendance is a completely voluntary act, and you must exercise prudence based upon your own individual health status, needs, and beliefs. 
Thank you, and we hope to see you on the 18th!
 

CASH BAR available only in Beau’s Lounge throughout the evening for the Ball and Afterglow!

DANCES LISTED BELOW ‘MUSICIANS’  

Deadline for On-Line and Mail-In Registration: February 11, 2023

SILENT AUCTION - BIDDING OPEN 4 pm - 8 pm. Drawing at 8:00 pm

More new auction  donations! Be sure to bring your checkbook to the event…you don’t want to miss out on these great items!

1One night’s accommodation at the historic (circa 1824) Old Stone House, Mesopotamia, Ohio, www.oldstonehousesmespo.com including an Amish guided tour to an Amish school & house in a buggy.  Lunch at Ohio’s oldest general store The End of the Commons.

The Old Stone House is one of only 19 hand-chiseled stone homes in the Western Reserve.
Value: $250
Donor: Darcy Miller

2. Dinner with President and First Lady Abraham Lincoln and President and First Lady Jefferson Davis at the home of Dr. Holly Ray and Mr. David Walker. Two guests will dine on a lovely meal whilst enjoying a lively conversation with the Presidents and First Ladies!
Donor: Dr. Holly Ray and Mr. David Walker. Value: Priceless

3. An autographed DVD of the new PBS Documentary, “Engineering Tragedy: The Ashtabula Train Disaster”.The worst train/bridge disaster in American history, on Dec 29, 1876 in Ashtabula, OH. Len and Patti Brown. Value: $20

4. “Amasa Stone and the Ashtabula Bridge Disaster, A Gilded Age Parable of Wealth and Tragedy”, by Darius L. Salter, PhD. Len and Patti Brown. Value: $30

4. Author Janine Rousche is donating a basket of her autographed books.

5. Chick fil A gift cards, George Rousche. Value: $100

6. “Morgan’s Raiders”, Alexandria, TN, Dec 21, 1862, by Mort Kuntzler Robin and Brad Coppock.

7. Hamillistrations, Larry Hamill, Artwork.

8. Homefront Herald, Joy Fowler, Mandy Kallal, past issues of this rich American Civilian history magazine.

9. “The Civil War – In Words, in Photographs, in Memorium” collection, by Jay Wertz. Janet.s Mercantile, Janet Gearhart. Value $50

10. Two tickets to the 1st Annual Elvis Singing Competition, Craig Morgan. June 24, Twin City Opera House, McConnelsville, OH. Value $70

11. Michael Rhodes Photography, session and large tintype, during the ORMB. Value $75

12. One night’s accommodation at the Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls. A get-away for you and a guest for an overnight stay at the beautiful and elegant Sheraton Suites, complete with Breakfast buffet (which is delicious)! Step into the peace and quiet of this special hotel on the falls. Stacey Sobel-Marder and Sheraton Suites. Value approximately $220

13. “Returning Fire – USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimac), March 9, 1862 artwork by William R. McGrath. Donor: Rick and Kate Engel.

14. “Seal of the Confederacy”, 1862. Donor: Rick and Kate Engel.

15. Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Farewell Address Artwork, Mort Kunstler, artist, April 1865, with postcard from the 100th anniversary, Appomattox,  VA, 1965. Donor: Rick and Kate Engel.

16. Gen. Robert E. Lee and Generals artwork, includes $10 Confederate paper money, Mort Kunstler, artist. Donor: Rick and Kate Engel.

17.  “Legends in Gray” Gen. Robert E. Lee and Troops artwork, with $5 Confederate paper money, Mort Kunstler, artist. Donor: Rick and Kate Engel.

18. Reproduction of Gen. Robert E. Lee.s General Order Number 9, Farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia. Donor: Marilyn Sorvas, The Glove Goddess.

19. Two brand new small Christmas dog sweaters. Bruce and Valerie Hamill. Value: $15 each.

20.  Avenue Antiques, $100 gift certificate.

21. A first-person presentation of either Major Pauline Cushman or The Civil War Herb Lady, Valerie Hamill. Value:$125-250

22. Cameo Earrings, Georgia Moore, Union Town Thrift. Value: $24

23. Mary Kay Products, Sandy Trimble


Items to be determined: 

Evening in Paris, Sally Klingaman

Amazon Dry Goods, Samantha Hinkle

Angela Kay Dodge

Ensembles of the Past, Sara Gonzales

Hopkins & Hopkins Jewelry, Keely Hopkins
 
Donations will help defray rising costs and expenses and help with various historical preservation projects.
 

A big thank you to all of our donors!  And if you would like to donate an item or two, please let us  know.  Tax forms available at the ORMB

Annual Elvis Singing Competition, Craig Morgan. June 24,  Twin City Opera House, McConnelsville, Two GeneralbSeat tickets:  Value $70
Victory or Death by Keith Rocco

Authentic SANITARY FAIR EXHIBITION by the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

The United States Sanitary Commission was founded in 1861 as the American Civil War began. Its purpose was to promote clean and healthy conditions in the Union Army camps. The Sanitary Commission staffed field hospitals, raised money, provided supplies, and worked to educate the military and government on matters of health and sanitation.

Volunteers were primarily women  volunteered for work with the Sanitary Commission.  Some provided direct service at the field hospitals and camps, organizing medical services, acting as nurses, and performing other tasks. Others raised money and managed the organization.

The Sanitary Commission also provided food, lodging, and care for soldiers returning from service. After the end of fighting, the Sanitary Commission worked with veterans in obtaining promised pay, benefits, and pensions.

Alright ladies and gentlemen…hold on to your bonnets and hats!! Here at the Octagon Ladies Repository you probably know by now that we are assisting the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Orr Circle here in Ohio with a major fundraiser, a small Sanitary Fair, at the Ohio Regimental Military Ball next month. You most likely are aware that a Sanitary Fair is a fundraiser!!! Sanitary Fairs were held all across the country during the Civil War, to raise funds for supplies needed at the front.

The LGAR Sanitary Fair Fundraiser is for the sole purpose of sending a donation for Civil War Battlefield Preservation. We will have 11 Patriotic Booths in which to shop from. One of the Booths will be to purchase a ticket to cast a vote for the “Daughter of the Regiment.” The 2 “Ladies” vowing for the winning title of “Daughter of the Regiment” are actually 2 Gentlemen, who will be dressed in appropriate Ladies 1860’s attire. Yes, this was actually done in the 1860’s and in the coming days we will share where and how much this activity raised!

These 2 Gentlemen are doing this fundraiser out of the love and support for battlefield preservation. This is merely just a fundraiser that is being held accurately according to original accounts of Sanitary Fairs. It is not our intent to bring today’s social mores into this 1860’s Sanitary Fair recreation. We sincerely hope that when you step into the Sanitary Fair room, you feel as though you have stepped into the 1860’s.

1) Michael Rhodes: The Daguerreotype—The Great Social Equalizer and the Studio Experience

2) Dr. Russ Gilliom:“Wound Treatment for Extremities”

3) Bob Dispenza: Frank Lyons: “The Importance of Canal Boats in Ohio During the Civil War”

4) John Spaziani: Ward Hill Lamon: The 25 Hours of Lincoln in Gettysburg

5) John King: “PresidentLincoln goes to Washington (4 worse years of his life)

6) Jackie Greer: “So you Want to be an Army Nurse—Defining His and Her Duties”

7) John Rys: “Ballroom Etiquette’

8) Diane Virostko: “The Civil War Songbird: Solo Interpretations of Civil War Music. Patriotic, Hymns and Spiritual Selections.”

9) Duncan Virostko: “The Ohio Statehouse Guns”

10) Carol Polkinghorne: A topic on Mary Surratt who was convicted of taking part in the conspiracy which led to the assignation of President Lincoln.

Location

Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls

ORGANIZERS: Darcy Miller and Ted Dudra
Dr. Holly Ray

Ball Schedule

10:00 am – 4:00  pm      Unlimited Conferences included in Ball Ticket – 

$5 admission without ticket – Family $10 – 

Students & Scouts FREE

10:00 – 9:00 pm   Authentic Sanitary Fair Commission Exhibition

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Silent Auction Bids

PRESENTERS

10:00 am – 10:45   Presenters

11:00 am – 11:45 am

Presenters

11:55 – 12:00 pm

GM Whitla “Victory or Death” will talk about the April  6, 1865, Georgia Infantry Battalion, the “Savannah Volunteer Guards,”along with a fourth of General Robert E. Lee’s vaunted Army of Northern Virginia, found itself cut off and cornered by overwhelming Federal forces amidst the hills of South Central Virginia.

12:00 – 1:00 pm     Lunch (optional) available at Sheraton’s Beaus by the River or restaurants listed on link or map

1:00 – 1:45 pm       Presenters Conference Rooms & Socializing & Shopping

2:30 – 3:30 pm       Presenters Conference Rooms & Socializing and Shopping

4:00pm – 8:00pm                 Silent Auction           Bidding closes to 8:00 pm

 3:30 – 4:30 pm       Free Beginner Waltz  Lessons in Ballroom with Carol Carlton.  Partner not necessary.

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm   Free        Dance Lessons with Katie Humphrey— Ballroom

5:00 pm                  Socializing & Shopping 

6:15 pm                  Dinner Begins

7:30 pm  – 10pm   Dance Begins with the Grand March 

8:00 pm    Silent Auction Drawings

10:00 pm               Afterglow begins Sheraton Lounge 11:00 – ?

Miscellaneous Information

The Sanitary Fair Commission located next to the Presenter Conference Rooms in hallway outside next to the ballroom and is open from 10 am – 9 pm.

Vendors/Sutlers are  located in hallway outside of ballroom and are available throughout Saturday until 6:00 pm.  Please note we are continually updating our web site with information on Presenters, Sutlers and Seamstresses.

NEW!  Authentic Sanitary Commission by the LGAR

&

Silent Auction   

Hotel Rooms:  ORMB Block

Registrations closes on February 11,  2023

 

Dinner Menu

Dinner Entrée Options:

   Sirloin Steak (6 ounces) with roasted mushroom sauce

Cranberry Chicken Stuffed with walnuts in pan sauce and fennel slaw

          Herb Crusted Baked Cod

Asian Vegetarian Stir Fry with Fresh Selection of Vegetables & Sticky Rice

All Entrées include:

Garden Salad, Rolls, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Chef’s Medley of Vegetables,

Dessert

Cheesecake or French Silk Chocolate Pie

34th  Anniversary Cake (see below for cake options)

Coffee and Tea Station 

ORMB Anniversary Cake Options

– Chocolate with chocolate frosting 

– Marble Cake yellow and chocolate

– Gluten free coconut

– Hummingbird 

Other Dinning Options

Breakfast (optional)

 Sunday Grab & Go Breakfast Buffet:  

Cereal, yogurt, pastries, muffins, fruit, three (3) Hot Breakfast items, Coffee & Juice

$16.00 per person plus applicable  taxes.  No Discount! 

Other restaurant options:  downtowncf.com

Lunch (optional)

Link:  downtowncf.com     

Map available at Sheraton Front Desk for restaurants

 

Accommodations

Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls

Room Rate: $117 plus tax (15.25%)

Deadline for Special Room Rate: February 11

Call 330 929 3000 and mention ORMB Block to make a reservation by 2/11/2023.

Conference Presenters, Times & Topics Under “Presenters”

Unlimited Conferences offer Guests different Topic choices scheduled either morning or afternoon from 10 am – 4 pm

Attendees with  BALL TICKETS (Dinner & Dance) FREE unlimited conferences  

Otherwise $5 per person unlimited Conference

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2023  ORMB Presenters:

1) Michael Rhodes:  The Daguerreotype—The Great Social Equalizer and the Studio Experience
 
2) Dr. Russ Gilliom:“Wound Treatment for Extremities”
 
3) Bob Dispenza:   Frank Lyons:  “The Importance of Canal Boats in Ohio During the Civil War”
 
4) John Spaziani:  Ward Hill Lamon:  The 25 Hours of Lincoln in Gettysburg
 
5) John King:  “PresidentLincoln goes to Washington (4 worse years of his life)
 
6) Jackie Greer: “So you Want to be an Army Nurse—Defining His and Her Duties”
 
7) John Rys: “Ballroom Etiquette’
 
8) Diane Virostko: “The Civil War Songbird: Solo Interpretations of Civil War Music. Patriotic, Hymns and Spiritual Selections.”
 
9) Duncan Virostko: “The Ohio Statehouse Guns”
 
10) Carol Polkinghorne: A topic on Mary Surratt who was convicted of taking part in the conspiracy which led to the assignation of President Lincoln.

ROOM 1

ROOM 2

ROOM 3

10:00 – 10:45

Michael Rhodes: The Daguerreotype—The Great Social Equalizer and the Studio Experience

11:00 – 11:45

John King:  President Lincoln at Gettysburg

12:00 – 1:00

Keith Rocco: “Victory or Death”. Learn about the upcoming Battle of sailor’s Creek Reenactment taking place in March. 

1:00 – 1:45

Diane Virostko: “The Civil War Songbird: Solo Interpretations of Civil War Music. Patriotic, Hymns and Spiritual Selections.”

2:00 – 2:45

Duncan Virostko: “The Ohio Statehouse Guns”

3:00 – 3:45

John Rys: “Ballroom Etiquette”

10:00 – 10:45

Jackie Greer: “So you Want to be an Army Nurse—Defining His and Her Duties” 

11:00 – 11:45

John Spaziani: “Ward Hill Lamon:  The 25 Hours of Lincoln in Gettysburg”

12:00 – 12:45 LUNCH

1:00 – 1:45

Bob Dispenza: Frank Lyons:  “The Importance of Canal Boats in Ohio During the Civil War”

2:00 – 2:45

Carole Polkinghorne “A topic on Mary Surratt who was convicted of taking part in the conspiracy which led to the assignation of President Lincoln.”

3:00 – 3:45

Dr. Russ Gilliom: “Wound Treatment for Extremities”

 

10:00 am – 9 pm

Sanitary Fair

 

Union Town Thrift (Georgia Moore)

Evening in Paris (Sally Klingaman)

The Glove Goddess (Marilyn Sorvas)

Octagon House (Elizabeth Rock)

Creations by Kay (Kay Gnagy)

Amazon Dry Goods (Samantha Hinkle)

Grand Army of the Republic (Elizabeth Rock)

Hopkins & Hopkins Jewelry

Treat Garden

Ohio Regimental Cookbook
 
Committee members of The Ohio Regimental Military Ball are working on a cookbook to raise funds to support the yearly event and would like to ask for your favorite old-time recipes or remedies. 
 
Do you know what herbs can reduce a fever, reduce freckles, calm a migraine and reduce gas? The delectable taste of a cast iron blackberry cobbler? Cooking over a hearth and using hot coals to craft an amazing meal? We.ll have it all in the cookbook, but need your recipes to make it happen! 
 
Please contact Valerie Hamil at valrealtor@aol.com  or Keely Hopkins at vintagefunkyjunk@yahoo.com

Attire

Gentlemen: 1860s Period Military Uniforms, 1860s Evening Formal Wear or Modern Formal Wear

Ladies: 1860s Ball Gowns or Modest, Modern Evening Formal Wear

Dressing Room for the Ladies
Please check with Maryanne Chevraux 330-546-6569
Room announced at Registration

Musicians

73rd OVI Brass Band for Dancing 

Federal Rebels for Entertainment

Dance Caller: Katie Humphries
Set #1: Grand March, Waltz, Gay Gordon, Gallopade, Rustic Steel
Set #2: Waltz, The Cheat, Northumberland, Circle Mixer, Virginia Reell Spanish Dance
Set #3: Pattycake Polka, Gothic Dance; Thady, You Gander; Schottische and Last Waltz Free Dance Lessons: 3:30 - 4:30 Carol Carlton & 4:30 - 5:30 Katie Humphrey

3:30 – 4:30 Free Group Waltz Dance Lessons in the Ballroom – A partner is not necessary

If you need independent help with dance lessons, please  email Carol: carltonmt@hotmail.com & 4:30 – 5:30 Katie Humphrey Dance Lessons

Photography Sitting

Michael Rhodes Photographer will be available throughout the day.  

Appointment preferred

440-666-8588

9 AM – 5 PM

http://www.michaelrhodesphotography.com

Message or call/text to 440-666-8588 or email info@michaelrhodesphotography.com to reserve your spot! 

Walk-ins taken based on availability 

Octagon Ladies Repository

All hair appointments have been filled!

Ball Gown Seamstresses

Elizabeth Rock                                            330-310-6458

Octagon Ladies Repository                       330-855-4251

Sara Crow                                                    330-356-0904

CivilWarLady.net by Joy Melcher             712-310-9383

Patty Roosa – Elizabeth II                            330-671-6637

Sara McKee – Handstitch buttonholes, men’s clothing, basic ladies’ underpinnings                                                                                         330-844-3490

Lisa Maxwell – You’re Never Out of Style Victorian Bustle Dresses, Edwardian, and Civil War                                                                        330-764-4628

Dance Mixer

If you would like us to locate Dance Partners, please indicate if you wish a Male Partner or a Female Partner on the Registrations Form!                         Otherwise leave blank

Miscellaneous

Cash Bar in Sheraton Lounge 

No outside food or alcohol permitted at our Event per State Law  :Breakout Presenter Rooms, Ballrooms and at the Afterglow (Snacks available)

 

ORMB ORGANIZERS

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

David Walker
Barney Moke
Joan Moke
Valerie Hamil

Event Coordinator

Maryanne Chevraux

Registration

Registration

$55 Per Person  

*Do  NOT include the $16 breakfast cost on your Registration!!!!!  This is paid at the hotel with the $3 discount coupon if you are a hotel guest.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

ON-LINE & MAIL-IN REGISTRATION DEADLINE February 11th, 2023

 

Price Includes Dinner, Dance, Dessert & Unlimited Presenters

Unlimited Conferences offer Guests different choices scheduled either morning or afternoon 

at different times compared to years past

NEW FOR 2023!

Silent Auction & Authentic Sanitary Fair 

Contact

If you have any questions, just contact us!

Ted E. Dudra  330-896-9063

dudrated@aol.com

Darcy Miller 330-550-0285

Oldstonehomestead@gmail.com