Concord Mom Prom Raises $8K to Benefit Friends Youth Mentoring
Junior Service League Announces Additional $2K Grant at Event
Over 250 Ladies got all glammed up on the evening of Friday May 15 to dance the night away and raise a lot of money to help the Friends Program match local youth with volunteer mentors.
Only in its third year, the Concord Mom Prom has quickly become the Capital Region's premiere ladies night out. For the second year in a row, the event sold out. Anticipating an increase in demand this year, the planning committee made arrangements for 50 additional tickets to be sold.
Ladies 18 and up were able to showcase prom dresses and gowns. Awards were given to the Tackiest Dress, Best Original Dress, and the Prom Queen.There were dozens of great raffle prizes, too, donated by local businesses.
During a brief intermission, Mom Prom committee chair Michelle Myler announced that between ticket sales, the raffle, and outright financial donations to the Friends Program, the event raised $8,000. In a surprise announcement, Donna Hartley of the Junior Service League presented the Friends with an additional donation of $2,000, which will help offset expenses related to a necessary repair to the Emergency Hounsing Program shelter.
The Friends Program is deeply grateful for all of the hard work put in by the volunteer members of the Concord Mom Prom Committee, the generosity of the Junior Service league, and the contributions of all of the raffle donors.