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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Members of the Ohio Statehouse historical re-enactment group, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, will hold their annual Grande Winter Ball on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The Grande Winter Ball will take place in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Individuals of all ages are invited to attend the Grande Winter Ball hosted by Civil War re-enactors, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A. Come dance or watch. Learn how to reel or waltz. Dress in attire of the Civil War period or come as you are. An optional dance practice will be held the same day from 3 to 4 p.m. 

For entry, a tax deductible donation of $10 per person or $15 per couple will be accepted. A donation of $5 per student will be accepted. Checks or money orders should be made payable to “1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A,” a 501(c)(3) non-profit Ohio corporation (tax identification number: 26-3648665). 

To assure entry, please both send RSVP, and mail donations in time to make sure they are received no later than January 22, 2013. 

Please send RSVPs, identifying the name(s) of those attending to: statehouseball@live.com. 

Please mail donations to: 
Alan Mazur, Treasurer 
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A 
140 E. Town Street, Suite 1015 
Columbus, Ohio 43215 

For more information, contact Mike Rupert at 614/728-4185. 

The 1st Ohio Battery A exists to serve the state of Ohio and its citizens by being accomplished living history educators. The unit's mission is to promote the Ohio Statehouse and its identity as a site of civic involvement, education and visitation. Battery A members educate Statehouse visitors throughout the year by firing the four Statehouse cannons for parades and ceremonies and host historic re-enactments and events. 

Battery membership is made up of men and women and includes volunteers and Statehouse staff. Members of the Battery dress in Civil War Union uniforms and in period civilian clothing from the 1860s to acknowledge and celebrate the period in which the Ohio Statehouse was built. The Ohio Capitol Building was restored during the 1990s to its original Civil War era appearance. 

More information about the 1st Ohio Statehouse Light Artillery, Battery A can be found under the education tab at www.ohiostatehouse.org. 

Images are available upon request or on line at: 
http://www.ohiostatehouse.org/Multimedia/MediaLibrary/Collection.aspx?start=1&collectionId=107813 

To view this press release and others, visit www.ohiostatehouse.org. 

The Ohio Statehouse is more than a monument to our past; it's where history happens! The Ohio Statehouse is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed holidays. The Ohio Statehouse Museum is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends from noon to 4 p.m.; closed holidays. Admission is free. Free guided tours are offered weekdays on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and weekends from noon to 3 p.m. Tours depart from the Map Room easily accessible from the Third Street entrance. Groups of 10 or more are requested to call in advance to ensure a guide is available. Contact 888/OHIO-123 for more information or to schedule a group tour. For more information about the Ohio Statehouse visit www.ohiostatehouse.org. 

The Ohio Statehouse is handicapped accessible and senior friendly. The Capitol Square complex was restored to allow for greater access by individuals living with disabilities. Ohio Statehouse public programs and events are held in accessible and barrier free areas of the building so that everyone can participate. Ohio Statehouse visitors needing disability-related accommodations in order to fully participate in an event may contact the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board at statehouse@csrab.state.oh.us or 614/752-9777 to communicate special needs. Please allow three weeks for arrangements to be completed. 

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) is responsible for maintaining the historic character of the Statehouse and Capitol Square while providing for the health, safety and convenience of those who work in or visit the complex. The Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center coordinates tours of Capitol Square and provides information about the buildings, their history and Ohio's government. 

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Calendar Listing: 

Grande Winter Ball 
January 26, 2013; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Ohio Statehouse Atrium, 1 Capitol Square; downtown Columbus 
www.ohiostatehouse.org 
614/752-9777 
RSVP required by emailing statehouseball@live.com. 


Individuals of all ages are invited to attend the Grande Winter Ball hosted by Civil War re-enactors, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Battery A. Come dance or watch. Learn how to reel or waltz. Dress in attire of the Civil War period or come as you are. For entry, a tax deductible donation of $10 per person or $15 per couple will be accepted. A donation of $5 per student will be accepted. Checks or money orders should be made payable to "1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A," a 501(c)(3) non-profit Ohio corporation (tax identification number: 26-3648665). 

To assure entry, please both send RSVP, and bring check or cash donations to the event on January 26. Please send RSVPs, identifying the name(s) of those attending, to: statehouseball@live.com. For more information, contact 614/728-4185. 

This program is supported by the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A

 

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