Mar 252014

Kelsey McCormick gets excited every spring — it’s always prom time for her. McCormick, of Cherry Tree Lane, was a charter organizer of the Nashua Mom Prom four years ago, and she’s still having fun dancing the night away and raising money for breast cancer research and care.

This year’s Mom Prom, like the original local ball in 2011, is a girls’ (only) night out, an opportunity to get together with girlfriends, eat some good food, dance all evening, and show off the tackiest dress you can find, McCormick explained. She’s hoping to top last year’s attendance of 250, she said.

This year’s dance is Saturday, April 26 from 7:00 to 11:30 p.m. at the Alpine Grove, in Hollis, New Hampshire. The fourth annual “Mom Prom Nashua” will benefit the St. Joseph Hospital Breast Care Center in Nashua, a facility dedicated to the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The 2011 ball raised more than $4,000; last year’s topped $22,000.

Women will gather on the 26th wearing old prom dresses or tacky bridesmaid dresses for a fun girls’ night out of dancing, eating, drinking, photo booth fun, classic prom traditions, and raffles, she wrote in an email.

“We want this to be an evening that every woman can enjoy. And you don’t have to be a mom, you just need to be female and 21 or over,” she said.

Tickets are $50 for early birds, until April 1, when the cost slides up to $60. For more information, visit .