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Katherine H. Connelly and her husband, Dr. Robert J. Connelly, are chairmen of the American Cancer Society's first Angel Ball, which will be held Nov. 1 in the Statler Golden Ballroom. Sisters Healthcare Cancer Services is the Golden Angel sponsor.

The black-tie gala will begin with cocktails at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Highlights will include a casino and a silent auction.

Among auction items are a Hilton Head Island, S.C., vacation, weekend getaways and sports tickets. Firth Jewelers of Niagara Falls will provide the opportunity for one guest to win a 1-carat diamond.

Another highlight will be the presentation of a check to the Cancer Society by Tops Friendly Markets on behalf of Citrus Growers of America.

Music for dancing will be by Special Edition, with decorations by the Floristry and Bravo and food by Samuel's Grande Manor. Attendance for this inaugural event is expected to be between 200 and 250. Tickets, at $125 per person, are available from the Cancer Society, 689-6981.