Country Music Star Justin Moore to Highlight 2012 Cattlemen's Ball

Country Music Star Justin Moore to Highlight 2012 Cattlemen's Ball

Annual Nebraska cancer fundraiser will be held June 1-2 in McCool Junction.

Country music star Justin Moore, known for top 10 singles "Small Town USA," "If Heaven Wasn't so Far Away" and "Backwoods." will headline the entertainment at the 2012 Cattlemen's Ball on Saturday, June 2.

The event will be held at the Stone Creek Event Center and will be hosted by the Allen and Shelly Clark family of McCool Junction.

Raised in Poyen, Ark., Moore is a perfect fit for the Cattlemen's Ball in McCool Junction, according to the ball sponsors.

In music and life, Moore embodies the soul and character of someone who grew up in a small town. The lyrics from Moore's self-penned song, "Heaven Ain't That Far Away," typify his philosophy on life.

Moore's performance is just one of the many highlights of the 2012 Cattlemen's Ball. Other activities include a prime rib dinner, art show, wine tasting, fashion show, silent auction, Barney Fife impersonator Rix Roberts, comic and magician Gayle Becwar and a dance following the Moore concert featuring regional favorites, The Innocence.

A $75 Top Hand ticket provides admission to the event beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday and includes the dinner, dance and Moore concert. Trail Boss tickets, which can be purchased for $350, include a Friday social, private champagne reception and brunch on Saturday, commemorative gift, plus preferred seating for the Saturday evening dinner and concert.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling Cornerstone Bank, 402-724-2121.

"We are so pleased to host this annual event. It goes to a wonderful cause and there is something for everyone," says Shelly Clark. "We can't wait for everyone to come to McCool Junction in June."

The Cattlemen's Ball is hosted by a different Nebraska ranch or feedlot every year. Its mission is to raise money for cancer research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Eppley Cancer Center, while showcasing rural Nebraska and promoting beef as part of a healthy diet.

Since its inception, the Cattlemen's Ball has raised more than $6.29 million. In addition to providing funds to the UNMC Eppley Cancer Center, a portion of the funds also is given to local health care organizations.

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