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A night of glitz became even more glamorous as attendees of the 20th annual Silver Wings Ball sipped $20-dollar glasses of champagne and found gemstones sparkling in their bubbly.

Each flute of champagne that was purchased as a fundraiser for the Hangar 25 Air Museum contained a semi precious stone including amethysts, garnets, quartz, emeralds, and as lucky lady Camilla Strande discovered, a diamond!

Silver Wings committee member Shonda Folsom told KBest News that the diamond was donated by the owners of “The Jewelers” (formerly Blum’s Jewelers) and was 1/4 carat in size with “beautiful brilliance and clarity.” The semi precious stones were donated by The Folsom Law Firm, PLLC. There were a total of 24 champagne flutes that sold out quickly in anticipation of the diamond discovery. Folsom says that they plan on having even more next year.

Other fundraisers during the evening included both silent and live auctions containing jewelry, concert tickets, home decor, and a first edition copy of the book, “The Iron Orchard,” autographed by the cast and crew of the movie filmed in Big Spring last year. Other high ticket items included an Apple Watch for $1000, suites at Hotel Settles for $2000, and a party at The Train Car & Cigar Bar for $2500.

Folsom says that over $23,000 was raised during last night’s Silver Wings Ball for the Hangar 25 Air Museum which celebrates our local history, the history of the Air Force and our community. The museum is located inside the Big Spring Airpark at 1911 Apron Drive.

To hear more about this successful event, listen to KBest News tomorrow morning on KBest 95.7 FM, and the Mighty 1490 KBST AM.


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