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Second fundraiser popular event

(Jan. 30, 2015) The second annual Prom Night fundraiser for Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation sold out more than two weeks prior to the event.

Hooters in West Ocean City will host Prom Night again this year, on Saturday, Feb. 7. Ticket sales for the popular event was capped at 180 people, went quick and cost $30, said Wayne Littleton, coordinator for the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Respite Housing Program.

“I am kicking around a couple of things to enhance the event and I think people are going to have a fun time,” he said. “Hooters is just amazing to us and very generous.”

The party will start at 7 p.m. with a buffet featuring an assortment of finger foods and appetizers including a carving station, silent auction, happy hour prices, wine wall and the announcement of prom court winners.

Prom Night will raise money to help replace the deck of Children’s House by the Sea on 66th Street, which has worn out over time. Funds also help with general repairs such as repainting, replacing carpets and other expensive facility needs, including utilities, Littleton said.

The facility is open year-around to provide a getaway to the beach for critically ill children and their families whenever they may need to escape the stresses of their child’s illness.

“I am proud of the 10 amazing people who put their heart and soul into it. All of these people have full-time jobs and I find that amazing because participating is like having another one. I hold them all in high regard. Some I had never met before and we’ve become friends,” Littleton said.

Littleton said his goal was to have an item for everyone to bid on in this year’s silent auction. Prizes will include trips, dinners, baskets, autographed sports memorabilia, an autographed Keith Urban guitar, art work, sporting event tickets, and a Lady Antebellum signed guitar.

Attendees will be able to cast ballots for prom king and queen for $1 each. Votes can be cast until a half an hour before winners are announced.

This year will feature a wine wall for the first time where $20 gets participants a bottle of wine ranging in price. There will be 50 bottles featured and one will be filled with water. The lucky winner of the water wine bottle wins dinner and jewelry courtesy of Park Place Jewelers.

“I hope to have this event as long as we can,” Littleton said.

If you missed the chance to buy a ticket to Prom Night, a few of the prom court nominees have last minute events this weekend which will help raise funds for Believe in Tomorrow House.

Tonight, Jan. 30, prom court nominees Jason Gulshen and Jackie Siejack will guest bartend at Lighthouse Sound in Bishopville along with Chris Beebe and Buddy Trala of Sunset Grille from 6-9 p.m.

A $15 donation includes appetizers, raffles, a high end silent auction, chipping contest, giveaways, 50/50 and other prizes. Sports tickets, memorabilia, golf and hotel stays are all up for grabs.

A $1 donation gives attendees the chance to vote for Gulshen or Siejack for prom king and queen.

Contact Gulshen at 410-524-1600 or Littleton 410-723-2842 for tickets.

Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. DJ Shirk will host ‘Wedding Withdrawal Extravaganza’ at the Globe in Berlin. The event gives attendees the chance to relive their wedding night with a buffet, alcohol and dancing for $25 per person.

The night includes a chance to win a mini honeymoon getaway. Partygoers are encouraged to wear wedding dresses, tuxes or other wedding attire for a chance to win.

For donations and registry items to be donated to the Children’s House visit www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/djshirk/promnight.

Tickets are available at Seacrets or The Globe. For more information, email dj@seacrets.com.

Two members of the prom court are selling raffle tickets for purchase up until Prom Night. The winners will be chosen at Hooters on Feb. 7 and do not have to be present to win.

Gulshen’s tickets are one for $5 or six for $20. Raffle tickets are available for purchase at Holiday Inn Oceanfront on 67th Street and at Believe in Tomorrow House next door.

The gift basket being raffled off is worth more than $2,500 and includes hotel stays in North Carolina beaches, Washington D.C., Ocean City and others. Four Maryland Terps basketball tickets for the Feb. 28 game, four box seats to the Shorebirds, two Ravens preseason tickets, Pandora earrings and necklace set, tickets to Dickens Parlour Theatre, two rounds of golf for four people, and hundreds of dollars in local restaurant gift cards.

Visit www.firstgiving.com/fund-raiser/JasonGulshen/promnight to donate money to Believe in Tomorrow House through Gulshen’s prom king campaign.

Todd Dundore is also selling raffle tickets. Get one for $10 or six for $50. First prize will win one week in a three bedroom condo in the Carousel Hotel on 118th Street during the month of April, second-prize winner will take home a Pandora bracelet with three beads donated by Park Place Jewelers and third prize will be a round of golf for four people at GlenRiddle golf course.

To purchase tickets call American Granite & Tile in Bishopville 410-352-2020 or email ocgranite@yahoo.com.

The 10 nominees running for king and queen this year are: Jason Eade, of Shenanigans Irish Pub; Danny Robinson, of Backshore Brewery; Dundore, of American Granite and Tile; Gulshen, general manager at the Holiday Inn; Shirk, from Seacrets; Siejack, of Chesapeake Employer’s Insurance Company; Emily Harrison, membership director of Phi Mu Phi Delta; Brittany Raeubber, of Hooters; Tiffany Miller, of Salisbury Private School and Jessica Townsend, of Applebee’s.

To donate to any of the king or queen candidates, contact Littleton at 410-723-2842.

Prom Night starts at 7 p.m. at Hooters on Route 50 in West Ocean City on Feb. 7. Learn more about Believe in Tomorrow at http://believeintomorrow.org/.

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