January 3, 2007
If you would enjoy touring local homes featured in design magazines, or having brunch with a New York Times best selling author, or gamble the night away in a poker tournament at a country club, then you might want to get into this year's Party Parade. It's all for a good cause.
Wednesday morning, the Party Parade announced its 18 various themed parties, which last from February to April. The parties are held by different community members and businesses, with entrance prices ranging from $40 to $100.
The money raised will benefit the Community Children's Dental Center, which opened in 2005.
Dental disease is the single most common chronic disease in children, particularly among low income families. The Party Parade hopes to change this.
The center's executive director says the money will go specifically towards capital projects.
"We are hoping to be able to do some different things with dental equipment that will allow us to be appealing for more personnel," said Director Weybright. "We need to keep state of the art in terms of our equipment that will allow us to serve more children with this funding."
The Party Parade booklet that includes descriptions on this year's parties and a reservation form can be picked up Thursday, starting at noon, at Shenanigans in the Barracks Road Shopping Center, and the New Dominion Bookstore on the downtown mall.