Spring Fling benefits housing project
If you want to have a good time this weekend while supporting your local
community, come to the first annual "Spring Fling" dance to
benefit Bowdoin Builds. The event will be held this Saturday, April 6,
from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in Sargent Gym on the Bowdoin campus. Featuring
door prizes, a cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, and live music from the eight-person
Bob Charest Band, this dance will provide a fun opportunity to contribute
to Bowdoin's Habitat for Humanity fundraising efforts.
The dance is being presented by the Merry Meeting Board of Realtors with
the help of Wells Fargo, thanks in part to coordinate efforts led by junior
Julie Dawson over the past year. "We approached the realtors of the
Brunswick area with the idea to co-sponsor a dance to attract the business
related to real estate," Dawson said, "since we thought that
corresponded well with building our house."
The entertainment highlight of the evening will doubtlessly be the Bob
Charest Band, renowned all around Maine for their energetic shows at various
events. Their repertoire includes swing, oldies, country, soul, and even
contemporary hits from the likes of Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera, and
Smashmouth. To hear a sneak preview and see the band's play list, visit
their website at www.bobcharestmusic.com.
"We just want to create a fun atmosphere where young and old alike
can come and enjoy a great event serving a great cause," Dawson said.
The dance is open to the surrounding Maine community as well as Bowdoin
faculty and students. "Habitat hopes to see a joint community success
with this dance and hope for many more to come," Dawson said.
All proceeds from the dance will go towards the building of a safe, affordable
home for a low-income family in Bowdoinham this fall. The house will be
built by Bowdoin students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the partner family.
So come to Sargent Gym this Saturday night to the Spring Fling Dance.
"The more funds raised here, the closer we will be to a foundation
for a home for a family," Dawson said, "we can use all the support
we can rally."
Tickets are $20 for the public, $15 for Bowodin faculty and staff, and
$5 for students with Bowdoin ID. They're available at the Smith Union
Information Desk (725-3375).
For more information about Bowdoin Builds, email email@example.com or call 721-5642.