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By Courtney Fletcher

240th annual Marine Birthday Ball on tap for Saturday


For The Sun-Telegraph

The Marine Birthday Ball will include a cake-cutting ceremony. Pictured from left are: Vernon Rood and Richie Weinmaster at last year's Birthday Ball.

Local Marines and former Marines will be able to come together and celebrate at the 240th annual Marine Birthday Ball on Saturday.

The event will be held at The Vine in Sidney.

The United States Marine Corps birthday is celebrated every year on Nov. 10. This year's Commandant's Marine Corps Birthday Ball will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. At the celebration, there is a traditional ball and a cake-cutting ceremony.

Sidney's Marine Birthday Ball originated three years ago when former Marine Nick Eddy attended a Marine ball in Kimball.


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