This week, staff writer Clare Collins talks with Stacey Kuehner about the upcoming Mom Prom of NEPA to benefit the Women’s Resource Center .
Occupation: Life/health insurance agent with the Assurance Group
Title: Event organizer
Q: Where did the idea for the Mom Prom come from? How many years has this been a tradition?
A: In 2011, a local group of ladies saw a story on “Good Morning America” about an event called Mom Prom that originated in 2006 in Michigan. Women 21 and older would put on their old bridesmaids’ dresses or even prom dresses and get together for an all-women prom to raise money for a local charity, and they would choose a different charity every year to make a donation to. NEPA hosted a Mom Prom every year since then until 2017. I reached out to one of the original Mom Prom of NEPA organizers and asked if it would be OK if I, and a group of friends, took over organizing Mom Prom. This is my first year doing it, and she has been super supportive and helpful.
Q: Who is this event open to?
A: The event is open to all women 21 and older.
Q: Tell us about all of the festivities the event will feature. What does a ticket include?
A: The event is just like a regular prom, except no men. Women get all dolled up and head out for an evening of dinner and dancing. We even pick a prom queen and a prom court. We will have basket/gift certificate raffles and a 50/50.
Q: How will the proceeds be used?
A: Every year, Mom Prom chooses a local charity to donate the proceeds to. This year, we chose the Women’s Resource Center. It offers all types of services to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.
Q: What is unique about this fundraiser?
A: This fundraiser is different because every year a different charity is chosen, and we do our best to make it a local charity.
If you go
- What: Mom Prom of NEPA 2019
- When: Saturday, June 29, 6 to 10 p.m.
- Where: Regal Room, 214 W. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant
- Details: Tickets cost $35 and can be bought by messaging the Mom Prom of NEPA Facebook page or visiting eventbrite.com, where online fees apply.