AMHERST – The Cumberland Health Care Foundation is doing something a little different with its 20th spring fundraising event.
Traditionally the event has featured a dinner and auctions so this year’s plans are quite a departure from the norm. The theme is an Adult Prom.
“This is your chance to dress up in prom finery from any decade you choose and either relive great memories from days gone by or take advantage of having a do-over,” said foundation managing director Gwen Kerr. “We’ll be taking prom photos when people arrive so we encourage them to come early.” There also be chances to dig for treasures with a new Diamond Dig, prizes, plentiful hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, a silent auction and a live auction that will be shorter than in past years.
There will also be a distinguished service award and a volunteer award presented early in the evening.
“One of the biggest changes for us this year is that we’re having a dance. What would a prom be without dancing? We’re thrilled that Second Toe is going to be the live band,” Kerr said. “They have a wide repertoire and are even going to add in a few favourite hits from past decades – music you might have heard at your own prom.”
Continuing with the Prom theme there will also be a Prom King and Queen determined by ballot.
“We have a few other surprises up our sleeves that you’ll just have to wait for. We’ve already sold more than 100 tickets and there’s a limited amount so if you want to be a part of the fun don’t delay. This is an adult prom so you do have to be over 19 to attend,” she said.
All proceeds from the prom will support the Cumberland Health Care Foundation’s Mental Health & Addictions Fund. The prom will be at the Amherst Regional High School on Saturday, May 5 starting at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $50 each and are available from the foundation office at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre or online at www.chcfoundation.com.