Individuals will have an opportunity to break out their bellbottoms and jive to 70s hits this weekend.
The Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma’s ‘That 70’s Prom’ is both a ‘groovy’ time and a way for the organization to bring awareness to and raise funds for addressing homelessness in the community, said Executive Director Laura Akers.
“The event is raising funds for the Grace Center and the work that we do here, preventing homelessness and providing services to those experiencing homelessness,” Akers said. “It’s an opportunity for us to share what we do with the community.”
The dance will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at Heritage Hall and guests are encouraged to dress like the decade. Every year the Grace Center selects a different decade as the theme, with last year being the 1990s, Akers said.
“Some people are planning on going the more pop-culture route with their costumes and I know of an individual that’s dressing up as Fred from Scooby Doo,” Akers said. “So people have a lot of fun with it.”
During the prom, there will be a king and queen contest where guests will cast their votes for the individuals they wish to win, Akers said. Items such as Thunder basketball tickets, zip line tickets, jewelry, gift certificates to local restaurants and more will also be auctioned off during the event.
Both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be served at the the prom and snacks will be provided. Tickets are $30 per person and $50 per couple and can be purchased at the door or by calling the Grace Center at 580-223-2027.
“If that Friday they think that jiving to the hits of the 1970s sounds like a fun thing, please join us,” Akers said.