The Junior League of Asheville's 3rd annual Diamond Ball community benefit is a New Year's Eve celebration on December 31, 2009 at the Biltmore DoubleTree Hotel. The black-tie evening kicks off at 9 pm with the music of locally-grown national sensation Kat Williams, who will play until 1 am. Tickets to the event are $100 per person and are now on sale. Guests will enjoy complimentary food, a cash bar, a silent auction, and a complimentary midnight champagne toast to ring in the new year. Wick & Greene Jewelers is the title sponsor for the event. The local, community-minded family-owned jeweler has donated a 1 karat Lazare diamond as a raffle fundraiser, and the winner will be drawn during the event. Tickets to enter the diamond drawing are $25 each, and individuals need not be present to win. Proceeds from The Diamond Ball support the Junior League of Asheville's mission to improve the community, promote voluntarism, and develop the potential of women. To learn more about the Junior League and its positive impact on the Western North Carolina region; to view a list of all sponsors who are helping make this event possible; and, to purchase event or raffle tickets, visit juniorleagueofasheville.org or call 828-254-6508.