4th annual Kern County Military Ball is Feb. 15

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) Kern County's fourth annual Military Ball will be held at the downtown convention center Marriott Hotel at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

The event is sponsored by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Local Chapter 604. It's open to all veterans, their spouses, and the public.

Presenters include Eyewitness News Chief Meteorologist Miles Muzio, Bob Beck and Bakersfield Assemblywoman Shannon Grove. The keynote speaker is Adm. Greg Horn.

Kern County's first military ball was held in 2010. The annual fundraiser helps local veterans with house payments, property taxes, utility bills, transportation to jobs and appointments and more, including support for families in times of bereavement.

Military ball support levels:

  • Table sponsors: $1,000.00 (Majors)

  • Event sponsors: $10,000.00 (Colonels)

  • Service underwriters: $25,000.00 (Generals)

  • Hero underwriter: $50,000.00 (Commander-in-Chief)

For tickets, call (661) 333-2475.