Ball earns mixed reviews

Published in print and online at The Auburn Journal September 3, 2009

Many prefer Downtown setting

Though the Auburn Chamber of Commerce is counting this year’s Black & White Ball as a success, some attendees say it was not the party they remember from years past.

Saturday night’s ball was moved from its traditional Downtown location to the Gold Country Fairgrounds, which left many Auburn residents feeling like they’d paid $70 to go to the fair.

Nell Curran, co-owner and manager of Bootleggers Old Town Tavern & Grill, said that though they enjoyed serving food at the Ball, she has heard some complaints.

“People felt it wasn’t as upscale as last year, they felt it had more of a fair feeling,” she said on Thursday…

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