I am BACK!
It’s been a crazy past few months and while life has been absolutely amazing – a lot of things have fallen by the wayside for me. (Particularly, blog post writing.)
Hiatus = over.
But before we return to our regularly scheduled LK programming, I have a BIG THANK YOU for everyone involved with, everyone who donated to, everyone who supported and everyone who attended Camp Dance. I couldn’t even begin to start naming names – but just know I appreciate you so much.
It was INCREDIBLE. Absolutely incredible.
I loved everything. The switch from the Zoo to the World of Coke was a game-changer – everything was so fun and peppy and whimsical and the WoC staff was INCREDIBLE.
The caterer was Bold American (I heart you, Mo!) who knocked our “camp” theme out of the PARK with mini-fluffer nutter sammies, brie grilled cheeses, loaded baked potatoes, sliders and the clear winner of the night – CORN DOGS.
and the desserts – oh the desserts! I don’t even know where to start. Witness:
It’s looking like we raised in the neighborhood of $85K for Camp Twin Lakes and we couldn’t be more excited!
Thanks again to everyone! I can’t WAIT for next year….
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Camp Dance is SATURDAY!
You guys…it’s ALMOST HERE.
(Personally – I want to know what it’s like to mix a cocktail with any Coke product from anywhere around the world!)
It’s been an incredible ride chairing the event this year and I have SO appreciated all the love and support. Particularly from my bloggy buddies:
ATL Events (Thanks, Wendy!)
Chicks In Atlanta (Thanks, Becky!)
Date Night Mag (Thanks, Jaime!)
Buckhead Betty…On a Budget (Thanks, Katherine!)
The Social Butterfly (Thanks, Jaimi!)
Daily Candy (Thanks, Hess!)
AOL Atlanta’s Best (Thanks again, Hess!)
And check us out on almost every event listing in town: Creative Loafing, 91.9 FM WCLK, Access Atlanta, Atlanta Buzz, Going.com, Eventful, Yelp, Patch.com Buckhead, Zvents, Entertainment.Georgia.com, Atlanta INtown
I’m just ready for the event to GET HERE so we can PARTY!
If you haven’t gotten your tickets already, click HERE for tickets!
If you can’t come, you’re dead to me. No, not really. (Spring weekends are tough!) I do hope that you’ll consider making a donation, though!
Remember: every single dollar counts. Just $10 will sponsor a child’s 3 meals for the day, $35 will sponsor maintenance of the pool for a day, $75 will feed an entire cabin lunch, $85 sponsors one full day of horseback riding, $250 provides 10 life jackets for the canoeing program, $550 will sponsor an entire week of camp for a child, $1000 will sponsor a shade tree at camp Will-A-Way, and so on…. Whatever your budget, you can make a BIG impact in the life of a very deserving child.
No pressure, of COURSE – but if you would like to - please consider making a donation. You can view my personal page by clicking here: http://bit.ly/CampDanceLauren
Thank you, thank you thank you THANK YOU!
P.S. to our loyal and wonderful readers - thanks for bearing with me these last few weeks and months! Back to normal ASAP after Saturday! (DK is coming in town and I’m taking the day off to have a spa/shopping day on Monday. I’m sure I’ll have LOTS to tell…)
Camp Dance: 04.30.11!
It’s just 4 weeks away and it is LITERALLY my favorite night of the year. And I AM including my birthday.
What is Camp Dance, you may ask? Um, it’s only my favorite event of the WHOLE YEAR!
Besides being just an amazing event, Camp Dance benefits Camp Twin Lakes, a fabulous camp for children facing serious illnesses and other physical, emotional and life challenges. For more information on Camp Twin Lakes click here.
For the last 5 years Camp Dance was held at Zoo Atlanta…but we thought we’d shake it up a bit this year and we are introducing a REFRESHING new venue: The World of Coca-Cola!
Here’s the Q+DD on Camp Dance:
The Camp Twin Lakes Junior Board presents Camp Dance 2011!
Saturday – April 30th, 8pm-midnight
at the World of Coca-Cola
Prime real estate meant getting the top bunk?
The preferred transporation only had one horsepower?
or Tevas and Umbros were considered high fashion?
Well, saddle up your horse, dust off your dancing shoes, and head toward the mess hall, because it’s back…and it’s better than ever!
That’s right. We’ve decided to shake things up a bit with a “refreshing” new venue. But don’t worry…we won’t shake it too much!
Camp Dance at the World of Coca-Cola:
Immerse yourself in the amazing and interactive exhibits at the World of Coca-Cola including a 4D Theater, Pop Culture, Perfect Pauses, Milestones of Refreshment and Bottle Works all while dancing and listening to tunes from Bobby and the Aristocats!
Tapas and Treats:
Enjoy some complimentary spiked bug juice and some camp-themed heavy hors d’oeuvres such as miniature cheeseburgers, corndogs, grill cheeses, and loaded baked-potatoes. Then take part in the delectable dessert bar that will include moon-pies, cheesecake popsicles, rice krispy treats, cupcakes, and of course…s’mores!
Create your own concoctions in Taste It!
Choose one or more of the almost 70 flavors from around the world then head to the bar to complete your cocktail. Beer and wine are complimentary all night. Each admission ticket includes 2 free drink tickets for the cocktail bar. Additional drink tickets may be purchased with cash at the event.
Tickets are currently $55.
Price will increase to $65 at 5 o’clock April 1st and will be $75 at the door if event is not sold out.
Camp Dance is a 21 and up event.
Click Here to Buy Tickets.
CAMPER PATRON: $275 -Sponsors one camper for a day of camp and includes two tickets to Camp Dance
COUNSELOR PATRON: $550 – Sponsors a full week of activities for a cabin and includes four tickets to Camp Dance.
DIRECTOR PATRON: $1100 – Sponsors a Camp To Go hospital program and includes six tickets to Camp Dance
Click Here to Buy Patron Packages.
Sponsorship packages are available from $1,500-$20,000. Contact the Camp Twin Lakes office at 404-231-9887 or email my main man Adam Cohen at email@example.com.
Camp Dance Executive Committee
Event Chair – Lauren Kraselsky
Host Co-chairs - Samantha Deitch and Robin Goldberg
Party Planning Co-chairs – Stuart Buckley and Greg Cohen
Fundraising Co-chairs - Louise Rains and Brian Smith
Camp Dance Committee
Michelle Adinolfi, Brett Akers, Josh Bank, Hilary Barfield, Cari Barocas, Ryan Benator, Lauren Berger, Lila Berman, Chi Bui, Mike Caray, Seth Cohn, Kevin Cott, Melissa Cowett, Becky Cronin, Greg Eisenman, Jenn Evans, Meg Faughnan, Matt Freeman, Lizzie Garner, Jonathan Ginburg, Jenny Goldberg, Andrea Goldt, Ashley Hesseltine, Julie Holmes, Brian Howell, Lindsay Kessler, Julie Linsey, Jaime Luckey, Katy McDonald, Greer and Jarrod Mendel, Danielle Micheletti, Heather Morrow, Marie O’Hearn, Shanon Perry, Amy Prestera, Angela Priest, Lauren Pritchard, Kristin Rodgers, Joe Salome, Hilary Saperstein, Analise Siciliano, Tisa Sinclair, Monica Stein, Susan Stone, Ellen Terchila, Jordana Wachtel, and Erin Ziff
Junior Board Members
Monetha Cobb*, Lauren Kraselsky*, Adrian Powell*, Lila Berman, James Black, Blake Byrnes, Stuart Buckley, Jodi Cannady, Will Cannady, Greg Cohen, Samantha Deitch, Todd Ewing, Robin Goldberg, Christi Karp, Brian McCabe, Susie Oddo, Marie O’Hearn, Louise Rains, Mark Rothberg, Eve Slaughter, Brian Smith, Bre Wagner, and Winfred Westbrook
Attire is Camp Casual
Guests Must Be 21 or older to attend.
I JUST CAN’T WAIT!
Camp Dance is Coming Up!
You’ll be hearing a LOT about Camp Dance from me leading up to the event, but I wanted to remind you that tickets are on sale NOW!
The (very) Q+DD on Camp Dance is this: it’s only the BEST party of the WHOLE year! This annual party, benefiting Camp Twin Lakes, a phenominal organization which provides camping experiences for children with chronic or fatal illnesses or other life challenges (www.camptwinlakes.org for more information), has been held at Zoo Atlanta for the last 5 years. This year we’re shaking it up and having it at the WORLD of COKE! It’s going to be absolutely phenomenal.
Tickets are $55 right now, and the party will include camp-themed “tapas and treats,” unlimited beer and wine, 2 cocktails, and all the attractions at the World of Coke! (Plus, there are even rumors an “official post party” at Taco Mac…) It’ll be an amazing night of dancing and partying that you won’t soon forget!
We HAVE sold this event out in the past, so PLEASE get your tickets today! www.campdance.org.
My personal page can be accessed HERE, but I don’t care who you buy ‘em from…just get your tickets!
Can’t wait to see you there!
A Denim + Pearls Affair…
This month sure is flying by… I received information yesterday morning about the event I am about to mention below + thought to myself – I’ll wait a bit to put this on the blog since it’s just the beginning of March. Uh, WRONG! (I don’t know what’s more shocking – how quickly the days are flying by or that I have no idea what day it is…)
Anyway, I want you all to know about an upcoming fundraising event for a really special place: Camp Twitch and Shout (a Camp Twin Lakes partner).
Here’s the Q+DD on the Event:
1st Annual Denim and Pearls Cocktail Party
Benefiting Camp Twitch and Shout
March 25, 2011: 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
King Plow Arts Center (love this space…)
Come dressed to impress in your most elegant denim! Please no t-shirts or sneakers.
Join the fun for a live band, silent auction, appetizers, cash bar + raffle!
Tickets are as follows:
Pearl – $25/person
Ruby – $50/person (includes 1 drink + 1 raffle ticket)
Emerald – $75/person (includes 1 drink + 3 raffle tickets)
Diamond – $100/person (includes 2 drinks + 5 raffle tickets)
For more information or to request an invitation contact: Hailey Sasine @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 706.248.9328
Click HERE to learn more about Camp Twitch and Shout.
This is going to be a GREAT event. Hope to see you all there!