Termite ball unexpectedly put off to June by Alliance

Alliance Française has changed the date and location of its grand ball that was supposed to be held tonight.

This is the Baile del Comején or termite ball that was designed as a fundraiser for repairs to the organization’s main facility on Avenida 7 in San Jose’s Barrio Amón.

The cultural organization is trying to raise about $40,000. and the ball tonight was supposed to be held at the Antigua Aduana, the sprawling public building in east San José. Instead, the event will be June 2 at the Pepper Disco Club in Zapote, the organization said. The organization said that the change had to do with unspecified regulations by the Minsiterio de Salud.

The former aduana building is under the jurisdiction of the Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud.

The organization said it expected 1,000 couples.

Tickets already sold will be honored June 2, the organization said.

The 115-year-old building is a national heritage site but was a good location for termites because the structure is nearly all wood.

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