Asbury Park, NJ – March 15, 2019 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County (BGCM) once again hosted the party of the year with its 8th annual signature fundraiser, “A Most Unusual Evening” on Saturday, March 9th at the Asbury Lanes.
This year’s theme, “The Curious Side of the Carnival,” was reflected in the décor and “freakshow chic” dress code, but it was made most evident by performances by the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, which included an interactive sword-swallowing act, a strongman demonstration, a snake charmer, and a burlesque routine. Over 225 guests were entertained by the music of NYC-area legends New Life Crisis, and both the chance and silent auctions kept the atmosphere upbeat and bustling throughout the night.
All proceeds of the evening will benefit the after-school and summer programming at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County, which has units in Asbury Park and Red Bank and served over 1,175 members last year. “When kids are given opportunities and support, their future is limitless. Events like a Most Unusual Evening provide funding for life-changing programs and educational experiences,” said Douglas Eagles, Executive Director.
Major sponsors of the event included iStar, Crum & Forster, and TD Bank. The event committee, chaired by Oceanport resident Deirdre Bova, was Joe Baumann, Bernard Figueroa, Sarah Kiley, Lisi Klus, Min Marino, Michele McGlyn, Carolyn Miller, Lisa Ranucci, Carolyn Raymond, Ted Scheffler, Christine Scoras, Julie Warren, and Kate Wolf.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County empowers all young people—especially those who need us most—to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Through day care, education, nutritional and athletic programs, and the arts, the Club provides vital services to hundreds of Monmouth County children and their families every day. Learn more at www.bgcmonmouth.org.