The Sheraton Hotel in downtown hosted the annual Bright Nights Ball Saturday evening.
Guests enjoyed an evening of fine dining, dancing and a silent auction to help raise money for events presented by the Spirit of Springfield.
Those events include the upcoming Tower Square Parade of the Big Balloons.
Mayor Domenic Sarno was on hand praising the success of the Bright Nights Ball.
"Downtown Springfield and the generous benefactors that give to the Bright Nights make it the marketing event of the year," Sarno said.
MGM Springfield was the sponsor of the event which was entitled "Under the Sea."
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