Monday, April 27, 2015

The Carousel Center 80's Gala

A totally tubular 80's to the max fundraiser was held this past Saturday night to benefit my favorite charity The Carousel Center. This is seriously the best fundraiser EVAH, not only because it's an absolute riot, but because all of the money raised benefits local victims of child abuse. The Carousel Center is an amazing organization here in southeastern North Carolina that provides medical exams, interviews and therapy services in a child friendly environment to victims of physical and sexual abuse. Plus, they help put the bad guys in the slammer where they belong!

Anywho, the gala brings together community folks who dress up and lip synch on stage. This year's theme was the 80's so Uncle Jeffy and the Church of Rock were definitely in their hey day! That's them as Aerosmith and Run DMC.
Oh yea, they had it goin' on baby and rocked the crowd with Walk This Way! Truly all the performers brought their A game this year and I'm proud to report that over $110,000 was raised for The Carousel Center.
And I'm telling you when my friend Bo Dean got up there as the Divine Miss M, he brought the house down! Dang, he just nailed it. So, I guess we will all put away the wigs until next year's gala. Or maybe not. I'm definitely stealing Steven Tyler's kimono!


15 comments:

  1. This looks like it was a hoot 'n a half.

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  2. Now THAT'S my kind of charity event. Serious suit-and-tie dinners are fine for some, but give me this a hundred times over. Now, let me just grab my Flock of Seagulls feathered mullet...

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  3. Wow, 110K is sure great indeed. Put those scumbuckets in the slammer and let them rot there. Sure sounds like a fun way to raise money too.

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  4. Sounds like a fun night. And that's an impressive amount of cash to raise! Wow.

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  5. Soooo jealous!! I want to go to an 80's party anytime. What a great evening and an awesome outcome! That's some serious fund raising for a wonderful organization. Did you dress up too? Could anyone lip sync?

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  6. That looks like way more fun than the fundraising event I went to on Saturday!

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  7. Why, oh why, don't they do these things in MY town? I'd soooo do that.

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  8. we did like the 80s, the last good decade

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  9. That looks like a great time for a great cause. :)

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  10. That tough, semi-sexy woman with big thighs and the arm strength to lift a freight train, but a lovely face, is your friend, Bo Dean? Can I have his autograph?

    I was smiling as I read about the cause, and the money earned. It's all-around awesome.

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