By: Katrina Moses, Morning News
“FLORENCE, S.C. — On May 18, an event at the Waters Building in downtown Florence will let people relive the disco era.
Leadership Florence will host the event and is encouraging everyone to wear disco attire. The best-dressed man will win a $100 gift card from Butler’s Fine Men’s Clothing, and the best-dressed woman will win a $100 gift card from Pretty N’ Bliss.
“We’re trying to encourage people to dress appropriately with the bellbottoms and afros,” said Celeste M. Kahn, who is doing marketing for the event.
“Leadership Florence had a class that focused on local nonprofits, and those three caught our attention,” Kahn said.
Kahn said disco theme music will be provided by a deejay. She said there will also be a silent auction at the event. Items on auction are fine jewelry, wines and spirit, art and sporting goods.
Leadership Florence assists participants in increasing their knowledge of the Greater Florence Area. The class meets once a month for nine months.
“We as a class voted on different themed events, and disco was more popular,” Kahn said. “We’ve been planning this since the end of 2016.”
People interested in attending can buy tickets through Eventbrite at eventbrite.com or purchase tickets at the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce.
The Disco Ball will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 apiece or $50 for two tickets. The proceeds of the event will go to Naomi Project, Help 4 Kids, and SNAC.
The Naomi Project assists families that go through domestic violence. The organization provides housing, educational, financial, emotional, mental and spiritual support to families.
Help 4 Kids is a program that supplies food packs to elementary schools in Florence County to decrease the amount of kids who go home hungry. SNAC works to improve the conditions for homeless children and their families within Florence School District One. SNAC provides faith-based programs, counseling services, financial education classes and job assistance.”