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Sixth Annual Mom Prom to be Held Saturday, April 13

Ladies, have a great and fun night out and at the same time help a worthy cause, when the Sixth Annual Mom Prom is held on Saturday, April 13th at the Genetti Hotel and Convention Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This year’s featured charity will be “Helping Our Warriors.” “As one of the founders who

Ladies, have a great and fun night out and at the same time help a worthy cause, when the Sixth Annual Mom Prom is held on Saturday, April 13th at the Genetti Hotel and Convention Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m. This year’s featured charity will be “Helping Our Warriors.”

“As one of the founders who brought a nationally known event to Williamsport in 2014. Williamsport Mom Prom has been on the Mom Prom map for six years now and will continue years from now,” Christina Staccone told Webb Weekly. “We could not do what we do without the commitment of the ladies who attend yearly, the committee- volunteers and our local businesses. This year our theme is “Western,” and we are raising funds for Lycoming HOW- Helping Our Warriors.”

She said the support of manager Mark Schefsky and the staff from the Genetti Hotel, DJ Kevin Head helped to make this possible year after year. One thing that doesn’t change is that there is no need to be a mom. This is a ladies only event, and no you don’t need to be a mom, but you must be 21 years of age and older.

Staccone explained how the concept for the “Mom Prom” came about.

The Mom Prom was created in Canton, Michigan in 2006 at St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church. It was a ladies night out for charity in which women wore their old prom gowns, bridesmaids dresses, or wedding gowns. It was a real prom with a DJ, tackiest dress contest, and a game to crown the new queen. This was a wonderful, hilarious night in which women could dance the night away, have fun with friends, and help a worthy cause.

“I believe we as members of our community have a responsibility to help those that are less fortunate and contribute to the common good,” Staccone said. “I feel this so strongly that it’s been a longstanding practice of mine to donate, support and volunteer in local charitable organizations /events. Remembering every little bit truly helps when it comes to good works. This year we are raising funds for an area near and dear to my heart- serving our warriors male and female, past- present who have served & continue to serve our country and protected our freedoms. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”

In addition to Staccone, the Mom Prom Committee consists of Jodi Fox, Annette Krauser, Alicia Keller, Shantay Hall-Strachon, Karen Clabaugh, and Vanessa Rushoe.

Tickets before the event are $25, at the door that evening $30. They are available at two sites- Robert M. Sides in Williamsport and at the Genetti Hotel.

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