Article Published: Aug. 9, 2012 | Modified: Aug. 26, 2012
Second chances are usually hard to come by.
Not so, if you attend the annual Second Chance Dance on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Inn in Blowing Rock.
Visitors can enjoy an evening of music, dancing, door prizes, pictures and the crowning of the king and queen for 2012.
Folks may come as they are or pull out all the stops and dust off that slightly used prom dress or powder-blue tux.
“We saw it all last year,” organizer Gina Harwood said. “Married with children but skipped your senior prom many moons ago? Well, this is your night. Some couples embraced the theme right down to the corsage and boutonniere. For many people, prom was a night they will always remember. They came to relive that part of their past. Others may have skipped prom for a variety of reasons. And now they get the chance to go back in time.”
Prom attire is not required to attend the Second Chance Dance. Harwood touts the event as a fun, casual evening with friends, dancing to everything from swing to shag, from the ’70s to now.
“Come dance with old friends and make some new ones and, by all means, wear whatever makes you happy,” Harwood said.
King and Queen for 2012 will be crowned by current reigning royalty, Graeme Justice and Wendy Estes. The only official duty Justice and Estes had to pull off was have fun and pass the crowns on to new royalty.
“The dance was so much fun last year, and being crowned king was a blast,” Justice said.
Estes agreed. “Why should teenagers have all the fun?” she asked with a laugh.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Proceeds from the Second Chance Dance will support missions in the Dominican Republic by First Baptist Blowing Rock. Participants must be 21 or older to attend, and childcare is available for an additional donation. For more information, call (828) 773-6750 or look for the Second Chance Dance on Facebook.