Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation's annual Spring Dance this year was
not only the bee's knees, it was the berries. The Cat's
Meow. And just swell.
About 150 gals and their daddies
showed up to enjoy Saturday evening, April 11, in Roaring Twenties
style while raising money to help Hatteras Island cancer patients.
Foundation board members and volunteers remade the Hatteras Civic
Center into a scene reminiscent of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.
The joint was decked out with wall hangings that evoked "The Great
Gatsby," while tables were covered with shimmering cloths and adorned
with candelabras and tall black vases with black and white feathers.
of the guests came dolled up for the evening. Women were dressed
in the best flapper styles with straight, short, dropped-waist dresses
lots of beads, hats, headbands, and feather boas. These dames were
nothing if not really ritzy and swanky.
Their dappers were spiffy, whether in gangster garb or tuxes with ties, vests, hats, or suspenders.
back, storage room was emptied out and became the speakeasy for the
evening, where the guests could enjoy just a little hooch. It was
decorated with old whiskey bottles, crates, barrels, and a mural of
bottles and glasses as they would appear behind the bar, painted by
local artist Trish Dempsey.
Elegant tables in the room
were spread with a buffet that included such culinary delights as
avocado deviled eggs, fresh tuna salad wraps, Thai-glazed chicken
skewers, jerk grilled shrimp, spinach pasta, meatballs and stuffed
mushroom, oysters Rockefeller, and Greek roasted pork tenderloin -- all
donated by island restaurants or businesses. Desserts were cupcakes
from Scratch Made Snackery in Hatteras village, fudge from the Scotch
Bonnet, and pound cake bites to dip in chocolate, caramel or whipped
It was, for sure, a copacetic evening that hit on all sixes!
to the all those in the community who attended, donated food, money or
your time," said Cancer Foundation president, Sydnee Slaughter. "We
couldn't do it without you. It takes an island!
(For more information on the Cancer Foundation and how you can help or get help, go to the group's website at www.hicf.org. And to bone up on the vernacular of the Roaring Twenties, you can go to http://local.aaca.org/bntc/slang/slang.htm.)
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