Dance event to raise funds for Full Tummy

Published 2:48 am Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The 2nd Annual Dance and Donate Event to support the Full Tummy Project of Covington County is this month and Organizer Katie King said that they are looking to raise half of their annual budget from the event.

“We are hoping to have a bigger crowd this year,” King said. “We raised around $11,000 last year, but we are hoping to raise at least half of our annual budget, which is $32,000.”

The Full Tummy Project of Covington County discreetly provides easily-prepared food to school children on Fridays who are at risk of hunger on the weekends. The group has two annual fundraisers.

The Dance event also will include an auction with  items from Harold’s, Walker’s and Town and Country, paintings from Roger Powell, Blakely Taylor and Alison Vuyovich, gift certificates for a Vicki Popwell photography session and Candyland, salon packages, Botox specials provided by Parish King and gym certificates.

“We are gearing a lot of our auction items towards holiday shopping,” King said. “It is a great way to get some great gifts and provide to a great cause.”

Today’s Yesterday band will provide live entertainment.

“They are an eight-member band and they are so much fun,” King said. “They perform a lot locally and have performed in July Jamz.”

King said that the event is a great way to spend a date night in Andalusia.

“This event is a way for couples to dress up and have a great night of fun,” King said. “There aren’t that many places for a date night in Andalusia so this is a great opportunity for couples, or a group of friends to come and support a great cause.”

Tickets are available at Darby’s Pharmacy and are $25 per person.

“A lot of the money that we raise is from ticket sales,” King said. “The other half is from sponsorships and donations. We have a lot of great local sponsors and they cover all of our costs completely.”

King said that the best part of the event is the community involvement.

“It is a really fun way to get our community involved with our attendees and sponsors,” King said. “I encourage everyone to dress up and enjoy the night while they support a great cause. It really is the best of both worlds.”

All donations and all money spent on the auction is tax deductible.

The Dance and Donate event will be at the Andalusia Country Club on November 30, starting at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, visit the Full Tummy Project of Covington County’s Facebook page.