Conscious Party: Dinner and dancing with REACH

Image courtesy of REACH of Haywood County
Image courtesy of REACH of Haywood County

WHAT: REACH of Haywood dance party fundraiser

WHEN: Friday, July 11, from 6:30 to 11 p.m.

WHERE: Laurel Ridge Country, 49 Cupp Lane, Waynesville

WHY: What’s better than getting all dolled-up for dinner and dancing? Dinner and dancing for a good cause, of course! REACH of Haywood will hold a Dancing Through the Decades fundraiser to raise money for its emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as therapy and support programs, legal and court assistance, a 24-hour helpline and prevention programs.

REACH of Haywood Executive Director Julie Freeman says Dancing Through the Decades is designed to bring together many different generations at one fun event.

“We’re going to do everything from ‘60’s style go-go dancing to hip-hop,” Freeman says. “There’s a little of everything really. A genre for everyone.”

Music for the event will range from ‘50’s Big Band classics to current hits. There will also be a retro photo booth and a dessert bar.

Since the closing of REACH of Jackson in early 2012, the REACH agencies in Haywood and Macon counties have provided support to women and their families from Jackson County, which Freeman says has contributed to an increase in clients and an increased need for funding.

Freeman says REACH will hold additional fun fundraisers throughout the year, including a formal English tea party in September and a fall-festival later in the year.

Tickets to Dancing Through the Decades are $75 per person or $1,000 for a VIP table of 8. For more information or to purchase tickets call 454-5824. 

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