Kiwanis benefit, masquerade, gospel sing tip New Year’s events
December 30, 2015 - storage organizer
ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County residents will be means to ring in a new year in a accumulation of ways Thursday night — from conference live gospel song or nation and Southern stone to attending a free fundraiser celebration or a grave cover-up ball.
The Rockingham Kiwanis Club will reason a fifth annual New Year’s Eve Gala, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. during Ella’s Ballroom, 503 Rockingham Road.
The semi-formal dress eventuality serves as a primary fundraiser for a group, that provides scholarships — a $3,000 Gary H. Fisher Honorary Academic Scholarship and a $500 John Hamer Nichols Sr. Memorial Service Scholarship — for dual Richmond Senior High School seniors any May, and supports a Kiwanis’ Terrific Kids program.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be supposing via a night by Rick’s Catering of Laurinburg. There will also be a money bar, a midnight champagne toast, celebration favors and a big-screen TV to watch a round dump in Times Square while DJ King Curtiss Carpenter, of a King Curtiss Beach Club on 102.5 FM, keeps a song flowing.
Tickets for a dusk are $50 per chairman though will not be sole during a door. Corporate sponsorships are also available, entitling businesses to 6 tickets and a list with name recognition.
Several businesses have already bought sponsorships, including Mini-Maxi Self Storage, Woody and Donna Gunter, Watson-King Funeral Home and Richmond County Memorial Park, First Bank, Tri-Cook Electrical Contractors and WLWL AM-770.
“We unequivocally conclude a support we’ve perceived from a community,” eventuality organizer Rick Byrd pronounced Tuesday. “Rockingham Kiwanis Club interjection Ella’s Ballroom for their assistance with this event.”
For tickets or sponsorship information, hit Rick Byrd during 910-582-5337 or 910-895-2226, Brian Baucom during 910-895-1208 or Jeff Hamilton during 910-997-5664.
For those looking to applaud in style, there will be a New Year’s Eve cover-up during a Cole Auditorium.
“We’re only perplexing to emanate a peculiarity and protected sourroundings for adults to applaud New Year’s,” pronounced Kevin Jones of Influential Entertainment.
Organizers contend a idea is to keep people in Richmond County but carrying to transport to other areas for good events.
The business-casual dress ball, for adults 25 and up, starts during 10 p.m. and will underline ’90s RB and dance song churned with contemporary tunes from DJ K Smooth.
Tickets are $20 and can be systematic by job 910-206-1084. They can also be purchased during Big Dad-Ez T-shirt shop, 485 E. Broad Ave., Rockingham, and will be accessible during a door.
Other holiday happenings include:
• A New Year’s gospel sing will be hold during Touch of Grace Free Will Baptist Church, 1109 Hylan Ave., Hamlet, commencement during 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve. The eventuality will underline Vickie Daniel, Donnie and Kathy Gilliam, Stanly and Linda Jacobs and other special guests. Light refreshments will be served.
• Local rope Black Powder will be rockin’ in a New Year during a Southern Roadhouse starting a 10 p.m., personification a operation of songs from groups like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Alabama. The cover assign is $15 per chairman or $25 for couples. This eventuality is for ages 21 and up.
Reach contributor William R. Toler during 910-817-2675 and follow him on Twitter @William_r_toler.
By William R. Toler