“People can expect good music, great costumes, and dancing!”
Lopez Thrift Shop board president Maria Armstrong is talking about the organization’s upcoming fundraiser, “Thriller” community dance and costume party.
Two popular Lopez bands, The Temporary Moorage Fun Band and Runs Deep, will be providing live music for the evening’s festivities. Both groups are donating their time for the event, which is on Saturday, Nov. 1, 7:30-11 p.m. at Lopez Center. Admission is by donation.
Punch, pretzels, and popcorn balls will be available to snack on, and Lopez Center, which has a liquor license, will be selling alcoholic beverages. Center staff will be checking ID and serving the drinks.
Armstrong encourages dancers to come in any kind of costume they like. Later in the evening, a group of island dancers, including Armstrong, will perform the routine from Michael Jackson’s music video for “Thriller.” Local dance teacher Anthony Manuel has been guiding the group.
All of the money raised from the dance will go towards funding the Thrift Shop’s new building, which will be constructed on property behind Lopez Village Market.
“For me, it’s something fun that also raises money. Our building is going up this spring, so the more money we have before then, the better. But I mainly just want this to be an enjoyable night for everyone,” said Armstrong.