The 2013 Mom Prom promises to be bigger and better than previous years’ according to Kelsey McCormick, of Cherry Tree Lane, one of the annual event’s organizers.
“This is our third local Nashua Mom Prom,” she said. “Our first year we had 90 attendees, last year we had 250, and this year we are shooting for 500 attendees! We’ve got a larger venue with a larger dance floor, more bars, and we are thrilled at what’s to come! The local support from businesses, including those in Groton, has been amazing.”
Mom Prom was created in Canton, MI in 2006 at St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church by Betsy Crapps, McCormick wrote in an e-mail. “It is a ladies night out for charity in which women wear their old prom gowns, bridesmaids dresses, or wedding gowns. It is a real prom with a DJ, a tackiest dress contest, and a game to crown the new queen. This is a wonderful, hilarious night in which women can dance the night away, have fun with friends, and help a worthy cause. Proceeds benefit the St. Joseph Hospital Breast Care Center. We are so passionate about the fight against breast cancer and every year our event gets bigger and better. Breast cancer touches everyone somehow… my mother is a survivor and most everyone has a friend or relative that this horrible disease has touched.”
In 2013, there are more than 40 Mom Proms planned across the country, she said.
Tickets are on sale now, through the organization’s web site at http://www.mompromnashua.org. Tickets are $50 and include hot and cold appetizers, one drink ticket, the DJ and dancing, a photo booth, prizes and more, she said. The prom will be held Saturday April 20th from 7:30-11:00 p.m. at the Alpine Grove Banquet Facility in Hollis, NH. !