Lyon College Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball tickets available

Lyon College will host its second annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball on Feb. 22 at the Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord. Proceeds will benefit student scholarships at the College.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m., and will feature champagne and cocktails, silent and live auctions, a gourmet dinner, and a dance with music provided by Danny Dozier and the Lockhouse Orchestra.

Tickets are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis because quantities are limited. To purchase tickets, call 870-307-7211 or e-mail Tickets are nonrefundable. Courtesy transportation is available.

More than $100,000 was raised for student scholarships at Lyon College’s first Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball in February 2012. Nearly 300 people attended.

More than 100 silent auction items were donated, and live auction items ranged from custom jewelry to weekend getaways to a duck hunt and deep sea fishing trip. The auction even included a black angus heifer and an organically raised steer.

Students played an active role at the event, sharing stories of why they chose Lyon College and how scholarships play a big part in their college careers.

Lyon College awards $7 million annually in scholarships and grants to help students attend college.

The Cow Palace is the headquarters of the Chimney Rock Cattle Company, nestled in the mountains of northeast Arkansas and home to one of the most elite herds of Brangus cattle anywhere in the nation.

Bill and Gail Davis own Chimney Rock. Davis, an Arkansas native, built a successful trucking business, then steered his way into NASCAR where he built a successful race team, which at one time included Batesville native Mark Martin.

The Davises purchased the ranch at Concord in 1999. The ranch was named Chimney Rock Cattle Company due to the unusual rock formations on the land.

For more information, visit the Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball webpage.