CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – After the success of one of her first fundraisers, Enchantment Under the Sea - a Prom Do-Over for Grown Ups (in support of Anderson House) in 2015, event organizer Amanda Rae Gallant realized that her dual passions for event planning and supporting the Charlottetown community had the potential to do much more than simply entertain.
“When I first started producing these events, it was because I wanted to bring people together and make some great memories,” said Gallant. “However, after hearing the personal stories of women who have received help from Anderson House, it became much more than throwing a party.”
Her upcoming event has Gallant returning to the roots of her first major fundraiser – but with a new theme. “Like, Totally ’80s Prom – In Support of Anderson House” will celebrate the best (and worst) of the 1980s, with party-goers encouraged to dress up in ’80s-themed prom attire.
The event is set for Saturday, May 26, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. But, instead of a high school gym, this prom for adults (a licensed event for those 19 years of age and over) will take place in another location familiar to many local high schoolers – the food court of the Confederation Court Mall. Once it is transformed into a retro prom wonderland, Redwater Rustic Grille will provide a full bar, and Satellite Pizza will on hand with its popular fare.
Tickets for the prom are available at Luna Eclectic Emporium (111 Grafton St.) and are $25 each or $40 for two tickets. There will also be a donation box at the prom entrance on the night of the event. For every $5 donated, party-goers will receive a ballot to win prizes from mall merchants and the Holman Grand Hotel. All money raised will go directly to Anderson House.