Disco Night Benefiting Hunt County Kids

In two weeks, the Fletcher Warren Civic Center will be transformed into a ’70s-style disco, and the proceeds collected through the evening of fun will go toward Hunt County Kids, an area organization that helps out underprivileged children.

“We serve between 1,500 and 1,600 children from throughout the county each year,” Vonda Jack, executive director of Hunt County Kids, said.

“This year, one of our major projects is bed building,” Jack explained. “We have people with churches volunteering to build beds for kids who are living in poverty, and we provide the materials.

“Another thing we’re working on is out ‘first night bags.’ Each month, between 25 and 35 kids are pulled into foster care in the county, so we offer backpacks that contain a change of clothes, snacks, toiletries and a comfort item.”

To help Hunt County Kids in their efforts, “Lonny J’s Boogie Fever Disco Night” will offer an evening of ’70s music and dancing, costume and dance contests, prizes, a silent auction, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, and a cash beer and wine bar.

“It will definitely be a lot of fun,” Lonny J. Schonfeld said. “Last year, we did a sock hop, but we decided to do a disco night this time.

“A lot of work has gone into it, but every penny is going to Hunt County Kids. It’s all for the kids,” Schonfeld said.

Lonny J’s Boogie Fever Disco Night will be 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 22, at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center at 5501 Business Highway 69 South in Greenville.

Tickets for the disco night coast $20 and can be purchased at Greenville Floral and Gifts – at either of their locations, 6008 Wesley St. or 2418 Lee St. – or by calling Jack at 972-829-7328.

Travis Hairgrove is a news reporter and features writer at the Herald-Banner and covers city government for many municipalities in Hunt County. To reach him outside of business hours, email THairgroveReporter@gmail.com.

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