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Pioneer Center for Human Services' Moonlight and Madness benefit takes on 1940s vibe

Tickets on sale now

Pioneer Center for Human Services has reimagined its former gala fundraiser and will present Moonlight and Madness this summer.

Set for 7 to 10 p.m. June 15, this twist on the typical run-of-the-mill fundraiser will invite attendees to get their “jive” on as they enjoy period beverages, scrumptious appetizers, a cash bar, 1940s dance lessons and live toe-tapping swing music.

The event will be at Smith’s Central Garage in McHenry. Live music will be provided by up and coming nonprofit Culture Arts and Music. Guiding the 1940s dance lesson will be Brian Noon, a championship ballroom and Latin dancer.

“This event is not only a unique Friday night date destination that you can brag to your friends about, but also a retro re-creation of a time when jazz music lit up the corner bars across America,” said Jordan Debbink, special events and volunteer coordinator for Pioneer Center. “In partnership with Culture Arts and Music of Woodstock, this one-night benefit for Pioneer Center will hopefully be the experience our community has been missing.”

Be sure to wear stepping shoes and bring a date to this unique “night out” experience. Tickets are limited, so those interested are encouraged to make their reservations now. The cost is $25 a person or $45 a couple. Tickets can be bought online at www.pioneercenter.org.

For information, call Debbink at 815-759-7129.

Pioneer Center is a nonprofit organization that provides developmental disability, behavioral health and homeless services to thousands of people each year, according to its website. Its mission is to “empower individuals to achieve their full potential.”

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