Ball raises $40,000 for charity

Freedom New Mexico

The United Dairy Women’s annual Milk Lover’s Ball raised $40,000 for local children’s charities — more than double last year’s proceeds.

President of United Dairy Women Michelle Heavyside said the money will be distributed between local children’s homes, the back pack program with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, general agriculture and dairy science scholarship programs.

Heavyside said last Saturday’s event sold out two weeks in advance of the ball and people came as far as Holland to learn about the dairy industry in Clovis.