Saturday April 7, 2018 marked a momentous occasion for the Local Union No. 229 of The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) as they celebrated their 100th anniversary! This was a celebration that was a year long in the making, with Accomac Events taking the lead to truly make it an event of a lifetime.

IBEW Logo: 100th Anniversary Event - Accomac Events

The IBEW event boasted 500 guests from the local union for the Diamond Ball Dinner & Celebration. The event included a DJ for the night, servers, bartenders & full bar service, a photo booth, decor, and a custom menu, as well as a guest giveaway!

The sumptuous menu included hors d’oeuvres of Shrimp Cocktail Spoons and a Sundried Tomato Tapenade Flatbread “Pizza” with Parmesan and Oregano as well as a Garden Crostini Bar featuring chilled spinach dip and a charred carrot hummus.

Following the cocktail hour, guests were seated at tables graced with crystal chandelier centerpieces and feasted on a Spring Berry Salad with strawberries, blueberries and feta.  The main course was duet plate of Grilled Beef Tenderloin with classic horseradish cream and a Pesto Glazed Spring Chicken Roulade. All of the entrees were served with grilled spring vegetables and Accomac potatoes…..a classic recipe that hasn’t changed in nearly 50 years!  As the night progressed and Klock Entertainment ramped up the energy, guests indulged in a decadent Strawberry Pavlova.

The Accomac team worked for 3 days, transforming Memorial Hall East at the York Expo Center, which is a wonderfully accessible venue that Accomac Events has worked with on many occasions to bring special occasions such as this to life. The Hall was turned into a WOW!

IBEW Diamond Anniversary Ball Dinner & Celebration - 100th Anniversary - Accomac Events

IBEW Diamond Anniversary Ball Dinner & Celebration - 100th Anniversary - Accomac Events

IBEW Diamond Anniversary Ball Dinner & Celebration - 100th Anniversary - Accomac Events

The event received rave reviews, and Matt Paules, the Union President, had this to say:

“The event was wonderful! You and your team did a fantastic job, we are very pleased!! Please let your staff know we appreciate all of their hard work.”

Thank you,

Matt Paules, IBEW #229 President.


Planning your next big anniversary, wedding, or corporate/social event? The Accomac Events team has several decades of combined experience and creativity in custom catering and event planning. Visit the Accomac Events website – or give us a call – to find out how we can make your next occasion more than special.

Our restaurant, Accomac Inn, also offers private dining for small to mid-size parties interested in hosting small celebrations and special occasions. For more information on private dining at The Accomac, please visit our website.