This afternoon a grand party came off at the Social Hall [grand reopening]. commencing at 4 p. m[.] Prest B. Young and councillors & the Twelve Gov Cumming and Col Stambaugh & Staff were present[.] I and my wife attended[.] Tickets $10supper at Eleven p. m. Dancing till 5 a. m. fine time this and is the Grand Ball of the "Season"
[Diaries of Hosea Stout]