The Juneau-Douglas Shrine Club invites all Southeast Alaskans to show off their best dance moves and disco attire Saturday, all while raising money to help children facing serious medical issues.
The BrickHouse Showband, a high-energy dance band from Seattle, will be providing tunes from the 1970s and 1980s for the second annual Shriners Ball, which begins at 7 p.m. and runs until midnight at Centennial Hall. Alaskan & Proud will provide hors d’oeuvres and The Hangar on the Wharf will offer a no-host bar. Prizes will also be given for the best-dressed disco guy, girl and couple.
All net proceeds from the event will go to the Portland, Ore. Shriners Hospital for Children. Shriners Hospitals help children in overcoming spina bifida, cleft palate and burns, and offer treatment to families on a sliding scale, based on ability to pay. More than 100 children from Southeast Alaska are currently being helped by the hospitals.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $50 for couples (all attendees must be at least 18 years old). Seniors, students and active-duty military can purchase admission for $25. Tickets are available at several places around Juneau, including Specs in the City, Picture This, T&S Welding, the Moose Lodge and during the weekend at Nugget Mall. Entry can also be bought at the door. Casual attire is also welcome, for those who don’t want to wear disco duds.
For more information, visit www.juneaushrinersball.org, call 500-2103 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.