Flip Flop Ball slated for Saturday

Published 3:07 pm Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Safe Harbor has prepared an evening of dancing and eating for the second annual Flip Flop Ball on Saturday.

At 6 p.m., guests will partake in heavy appetizers, dinner and dancing as part of the annual fundraiser for the Butler County Children’s Advocacy Center (Safe Harbor).

“It’s just really a fun night,” Kathy Smyth, director of Safe Harbor said. “The band is D’zyre and they’re from central Alabama. They play everything from Motown, to beach music to Lady Gaga.”

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Admission is $50 and tickets can be purchased at the door. However, Smyth said this year if an individual agrees to bring three couples to the event, that individual will get in free.

“We’re probably expecting about 100 (people),” Smyth said. “We had it in August last year and attendance was impacted by back to school, last-minute vacations and things like that. We felt like the spring would be a better time.”

Along with the change in the time of year, the event will have a change in location. This year’s ball will be held at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library Pavilion.

All proceeds from the event will go toward funding forensic interviews and counseling children with alleged abuse or neglect or those who have witnessed a crime, Smyth said.

“Community support is just so vital aright now to our program,” Smyth said. “We have to rely more and more on fundraising due to funding. It’s a fun night to give back to the services that we provide here at Safe Harbor.”

For more information or to purchase a ticket, contact Smyth at (334) 406-6464, Tammy Gaston at (334) 382-7444 or safeharbor@alaweb.com

“We just encourage folks to invite their friends and come out and enjoy a pleasant spring evening with us,” Smyth said.