After a two year hiatus, Skaggs Foundation is bringing back its annual fall gala, but this year’s event is anything but ordinary. Prom Take 2 is set for Friday, Oct. 7 at Chateau on the Lake.
“Whether you liked or loathed prom back in the day, we think you are going to love Prom Take 2,’ says Skaggs Foundation President Meghan Connell. “We’ve handpicked all the best parts of prom, like a super fun DJ, incredible decorations, tons of photo ops and then added some special touches to make it even better, like a gourmet dinner, spiked punch and even some great games.”
Sponsorships start at $1,500 for 10 tickets and single tickets are available for $190. Or, make it an extra special night since you don’t have a curfew and take advantage of a couple’s package which includes two tickets to the event, a one-night stay at the Chateau the night of Prom and a bottle of wine in the room, all for only $500.
Can’t make it to the event? No problem! Everyone is invited to participate in Skaggs Foundation’s wildly popular online auction which leads up to the in-person event. The online auction goes live on SkaggsFoundation.org Sept. 22 with a huge selection of items ranging from the latest electronics, weekend getaways, golf packages, gift cards, movie tickets, and much more.
“This is our third annual online auction and it has become one of the most, if not the most popular online auction in our community,” Connell says. “It’s a great opportunity to pick up some Christmas gifts and support a great cause.”
The online auction closes Oct. 6.
Running for Royalty
The last, but certainly not least part of Prom Take 2 is the Prom King and Queen race.
“What is prom without a king and queen,” Connell says. “We are so blessed to have amazing individuals participate in this vital fundraiser. I can’t wait to see the campaign videos and social media posts throughout the competition. Last year was hysterical!”
Contestants who have thrown their hats into the ring include: Dr. Sue Head, Marietta Hagan, Dr. Dayna Jett, Dr. Emily Edwards, Angie Smith, Kirk Elmquist, Ben Morris, Mike Tucker and Edd Akers. To learn more about these candidates, video interviews will be posted to SkaggsFoundation.org in September.
There are several ways to support your favorite candidates. To cast your vote, you can simply donate to Skaggs Foundation in support of your chosen candidates OR be a winning bidder in the online auction and then designate your purchase amount in honor of your candidate. Or, at the in-person event on Oct. 7 you can also make a direct donation to Skaggs Foundation in support of your candidate. Online voting will open in early September with the online auction running Sept. 22-Oct. 6.
The winning king and queen will be crowned at the in-person event on Oct. 7.