Marine Corps Birthday Ball

The Second Continental Congress established the Continental Marines on 10 November 1775.  Each year near that date, Marines around the world celebrate the Marine Corps birthday.  The celebration may be a formal ball, a casual party, a cake shared with friends, or a simple “Happy Birthday, Marine!”

We will be celebrating the 248th birthday of the Marine Corps at the Huntingburg Event Center on 11 November, 2023.  The event is open to everyone. This year’s guest speaker is Sue Ellspermann, 50th Lieutenant Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2016 and current President of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. 


Ticket purchase at $45 per person will be available through October 27 online at the link below, at the American Legion Post 147 in Jasper, or by mail with the  RSVP or by contacting Shannon Roberts at 812-631-7323, or Tonya Bardsley at 812-639-7944. We will not accept late registration and tickets will not be sold at the door.

Online ticket purchase


Sponsor letter

We are again asking for sponsors to help cover the cost of this traditional celebration.  Sponsors can donate cash or sponsor a table.  The table will seat 8 people of your choice.  Sponsors will be acknowledged by a signs placed around the room, on a rolling presentation during social hour prior to the meal, and on our website.  If you wish to reserve a table, we will need that donation by the ticket purchase deadline so we can include those 8 people in the meal count.