Sources: Framingham Patch – By Susan Petroni | Edited By – All Things Michael
Tease your hair big, toss on those acid-washed jeans, stirup pants and neon top and headband and rock out to Madonna, Michael Jackson and Prince at an awesome 80’s costume party this Friday night. And, at the same time you will be helping to raise money for three local food pantries.
Sponsored by TD Bank, the Totally 80’s Costume Bash is the United Way of Tri-County’s “Totally Rad” fundraising event where they aim to raise funds for their three food pantries in Framingham, Marlborough and Greater Clinton.
The event is Friday, October 24 at the Verve in Natick from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Advance tickets are $40 each or two for $75; tickets at the door the night of the event will be $50.
Passed hors d’oeurves, food stations, and a cash bar will also be available.
In addition there will be chances to win prizes for those who participate in one of the many contests including – best Moon Walk, gnarliest Air Guitar Player, or Totally Awesome Costume of the evening.
Funds raised at the event will help eliminate hunger in our local neighborhoods. As the numbers of unemployed and under-employed continue to seek assistance, the United Way of Tri-County needs your help now more than ever. Serving 34 cities and towns in MetroWest, Norfolk and Worcester Counties the three food pantries combined currently serve thousands of individuals each month.
The United Way of Tri-County, headquartered in Framingham, partners with many food distributors to provide healthy and nutritious groceries and meals to the growing number of individuals and families in need.
Through its affiliation with the Greater Boston Food Bank, the United Way can utilize their food dollars to the maximum. For every $1 spent, the United Way can purchase $4 worth of food. And in 2013 the United Way of Tri-County was recognized as a leader in addressing food insecurity and honored as the GBFB’s Annual Community Partner of the Year. Yet staff will tell you that individuals are still not getting their nutritional needs met. People are still hungry so there is more work to be done. Join us for a party with a purpose.
“We want the Totally 80’s Costume Bash to feel like it did in the 80’s, with big hair, big shoulder pads and big results for the food pantries”, said Paul Mina, President and CPO of the United Way of Tri-County. “This is a chance to be silly and have fun for a great cause. We’re asking the community to dig into their closets and pull out those stir-up pants and acid washed jeans and join us for an evening with a purpose.”
Tickets for the event can be purchased online at http://www.uwotc.org/totally80s or by calling the United Way of Tri-County office at 508.872.3291.
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