A recent fundraising event turned back the hands of time to make sure there’s a bright future for those who need a place to stay when their children are sick.
The Junior Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities hosted the inaugural Don’t Stop Believin’ 80s Prom fundraiser at Woodrow Hall in Birmingham July 26.
The event raised more than $3,700, which will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama provides a home-away-from-home for the families of sick and injured children who must travel to Birmingham for medical care. The RMHCA has served more than 32,000 families from Alabama, throughout the U.S. and in the international community since it opened in 1979.
Without the Ronald McDonald House, families might have to sleep in waiting rooms or their cars or travel back and forth between their homes and the hospitals. The 41-bedroom facility provides a place to sleep, do laundry, cook meals, check emails and entertain other family members.
More than 100 guests got decked out in their 80s best for the flashback fete, which included music by DJ Chuck J. Those attending danced to their favorite throwback tunes and had food donated by Slice, Zoe’s, Maki Fresh, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Newk’s and Coca-Cola. Beer was donated by Avondale Brewing, and United Johnson Brothers donated wine for the party.
The prom-themed event included the crowing of a Prom King, Queen, Prince and Princess.
Kerry Hughes was named the first-ever Don’t Stop Believin’ 80s Prom King. Shanna Walter-Hughes was selected as Prom Queen. The Prom Princess title went to Meagan Kiker, and Nick Walter was named Prom Prince.
Those partying like it was 1985 at the event included Amy Owens, Meighan Warren, Jayna Goedecke, David Goedecke, Ashley Anderson, Cassidy Henningsen, Debbie Kiker, James Negre, Teri Young, Kaneshia Sims, Kerri Carr, Cliff Nail, Aaron Casteel and Chyan Nuttall.