Adult Prom is Saturday

By TAMMY MALGESINI

East Oregonian

The public is invited to turn the page on time as the Pendleton Friends of the Library host an adult prom.

In its fifth year, the event’s theme is “The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Night Out!” Open to ages 18 and older, the DJ dance serves as a fundraiser for the library organization.

The adult prom is Saturday from 7-10 p.m. in the Vert Club Room, 345 S.W. Fourth St., Pendleton. Tickets are $20 each or $38 for a couple. The fee includes light hors d’oeuvres and one free beverage. Beer and wine also will be available for purchase.

Many people, said assistant library director Jennifer Costley, come in attire that they might wear for a nice dinner out. Although not required, those in attendance are encouraged to dress as their favorite character from the book/movie. Some of the costumes Costley has heard people are working on include someone dressed from the Fire Swamp scene and a rodent of unusual size. She’s excited to see people using their imagination, which also might garner a prize during the costume contest.

The event also features a photo booth — complete with a cliff scene from the movie — a silent auction, raffles and a whole lot of dancing. DJ Joe Pitt will be spinning tunes for a second year. The Pendleton resident is donating his services as a way to support the library that his family utilizes, Costley said.

The silent auction features such things as a Wildhorse Resort & Casino package that includes a hotel room and a dinner at Plateau, a Pendleton Round-Up and Hamley Steakhouse & Saloon package, and a photo session with Catching Violet Photography by Rachael Owen. Other fun items up for grabs, Costley said, is literary swag from Out of Print, a business based in New York.

“We think those will be pretty popular,” she said.

The fundraiser has steadily provided additional money to help with library expenses, Costley said. After hovering around $3,000, last year’s event brought in $5,000, she said, thanks to increased sponsorship.

“We use it whenever anything important comes up. Last year, we needed to buy a whole host of laptops — that money came right out of the prom fundraising,” Costley said.

Tickets can be purchased at the library, at the door or via www.pendletonfriendsofthelibrary.wordpress.com. For more information, contact Costley at 541-966-0380, jennifer.costley@ci.pendleton.or.us or stop by the library at 502 S.W. Dorion Ave.

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Contact Community Editor Tammy Malgesini at tmalgesini@eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4539

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