The Dance Against Violence Sock Hop evening charity event sponsored by the nonprofit nIc Foundation will take place on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Grand Meridian in Appleton (2621 N. Oneida Street).
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A free swing dance lesson will be taught by the Jumpcats, Sue and Larry Kluball at 6:45 p.m. From 8 to midnight, dancing entertainment will be provided by the 50’s-60’s Bobby Rivers Band.
The evening charity event also includes outstanding raffle packages and silent auction items donated by Fox Valley area businesses; fun games; 50’s-60’s costume judging; hula hoop contest; a walk-in art gallery display; shopping at the nIc Store; and a table of free information including articles, pamphlets, resources, and take-home goodies for parents and families; and the opportunity to participate in the “one-minute” parent/family survey and receive free raffle tickets.
Raffle prizes include diamond jewelry; Miller welder; Door County get-away; fishing and camping packages; original artwork; digital camera; and much, much more. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket or 3 tickets for $10. Raffle tickets are available at Lakeshore Auto in Clintonville; the Hair Connection in Embarrass; Island Tropics in Shawano; Buzz & Mac’s at the Cloverleaf Lakes; River Edge Salon in New London; or by contacting Lynn Marcks at 715.823.4829.
The Dance Against Violence has a general $5 donation at the door. Children are welcomed when accompanied by their parents. Round table seating is available. Dress is 50’s-60’s style or casual attire.
Proceeds from the “Dance Against Violence” evening charity event support the nIc Foundation’s violence prevention educational initiatives for children in Northeastern Wisconsin. Some of the violence prevention initiatives include the “Building Character through Art” contest open to children in grades K-12; Project nIcvp4families Storytelling (nIc violence prevention for families); Project nIcvp4kids (nIc violence prevention for kids) including nIc Character Camp, Just Be Nice Saturdays, and character education in our classrooms.
Volunteers are needed to help out at the Dance Against Violence Sock Hop. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to donate an item for the raffle or silent auction, telephone Lynn Marcks at 715.823.4829.
The nIc Foundation is established in honor and memory of Nicolas Resch who suffered a violent and fatal assault in March of 2005 in the New London area. Nicolas graduated from Clintonville High School in 1995. The mission of the nIc Foundation is to encourage the positive character traits of nurturing, Integrity, and compassion through violence prevention education in Wisconsin.
For more information, visit www.nicfoundation.org.