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Advocates debuts Senior Prom dance, fundraiser

Teresa Ristow
Advocates Building Peaceful Communities board member, Alice Klauzer, left, former board member Robyn Orton and Executive Director Diane Moore show off the retro look in advance of a 50s and 60s dance hosted by Advocates in 2011. On Sept. 10 the organization will host a Senior Prom fundraiser event.
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If you go:

What: Senior Prom: Relive the Magic

Where: The Steamboat Grand, 2300 Mount Werner Circle

When: 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10

Tickets: $50 per person, $75 per couple, $1,000 for VIP table of 10

— It’s time to dig through the closet for those classic prom dresses and tuxedos in the name of a good cause.

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities, a domestic and family violence support nonprofit in Steamboat Springs, is debuting a new major fundraising event called Senior Prom: Relive the Magic.

“We’ll have a DJ, and it’s going to be ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s,” said Diane Moore, Advocates executive director.

According to Moore, several years ago, Advocates hosted a ’50s and ’60s dance that was well-received by the community, and the organization has decided to revive the idea to replace its annual Decadent Desserts fundraiser.

“This is taking the place of Decadent Desserts, which was our major fundraising event each year,” Moore said.

The event takes place from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at The Steamboat Grand and features DJ Theory, dancing, prizes and drawings. Tickets are $50 for a “lonely single,” $75 for an “awkward couple,” or $1,000 for a VIP table for 10.

A VIP table should be reserved by Tuesday and includes bottles of wine, special theme-related appetizers and party favors.

Moore said the money raised at the event will go toward supporting and expanding on current Advocates programs, including outreach programs, the civil protection assistance program, supervised visitation program and a youth and teen violence program.

The organization is also focusing on eliminating domestic violence that leads to suicide and murder.

“Advocates is really looking at how we can continue to increase awareness in our community about the fact that, not only family violence is occurring, but people are dying,” Moore said. “I know for a lot of people that’s hard to hear, but it’s a reality in our community.”

Money raised will also support the organization’s Never Again campaign, which aims to increase awareness and education about family violence.

Moore said it’s important for the community to understand the impact family violence has on hundreds of children in the area.

“We continue to see a serious continuation of the generational cycle of violence, where children witness and observe what’s going on in the home,” Moore said. “This impact is significant on children.”

Tickets for Senior Prom are available at Alpine Bank, All That and the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association. For more information, visit steamboatadvocates.com or call 9708-879-2034.

To reach Teresa Ristow, call 970-871-4206, email tristow@SteamboatToday.com or follow her on Twitter @TeresaRistow


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