Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Who Wants to Party?

Some of you may remember me mentioning my burning desire to wear a fancy dress somewhere fancy. The Husband suggested I throw a Mom Prom - a bunch of friends dress up and have a date night. That sounded fun enough, but if something sounds a little fun with half a dozen couples, it stands to reason that it would be even more fun with a couple hundred people. Right?

That's exactly what's going to happen on March 24, 2012, thanks to the amazing women at Triad Moms on Main, who are sponsoring a gala event to benefit our local chapter of Dress for Success. Dress for Success is a global not-for profit organization that helps clothe, train and support disadvantaged women to help them achieve economic independence. Who wouldn't want to be part of that? 

There will be dinner and entertainment and an auction, all held in the incredibly beautiful Millennium Center in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. It is going to be swank.

If you're in the area and want to get involved, there's a few ways to do it:
  • Buy tickets and attend (more to come on this)
  • Volunteer your time and talent to help plan the event
  • Donate a product or service to the auction

If you want to help with the planning, come out to Christopher's at 712 Brookstown Avenue in Winston on September 15 at 7:00 PM for an informal meeting. If you can't make it, or you want to donate a product or service, you can e-mail me at southernfriedchildren@gmail.com.

If you're not local, and would like to donate to the auction, send me an e-mail!

I am so excited to be part of this, and I know it's going to be HUGE! We are lacking a good name (2012 Dress for Success Spring Gala does not exactly flow from the tongue), so SFC is going to run a little contest. Submit your proposed name for the event via e-mail by October 1, 2011. The sponsors will vote on the names and the winner will receive 2 free tickets to the event! Sweet!

I'll be mentioning more about the event throughout the planning process, but until then be sure to check out Triad Moms on Main and Dress For Success!

 (and by the way, this will totally cross #35 off the list of Thirty-Nine.)


  1. Kelly, this sounds like a great idea!! I'm glad you get to cross off #35!!

  2. That sounds brilliant, I love a good night out for a good cause. Kudos to you for participating :)