Here is an simple recipe for a great night out: three outstanding bands, a generous helping of food, and three lovely ladies competing for $1,000, all while raising a lot of money for the Women’s Center of New Bedford and Fall River.
On December 3rd, the Black Watch Pub will host LocalOracle.com’s first ever “Girl of the Month” contest, where three popular bands will be playing: Letterday, Figures and Wood for Fire. The event starts at 7:30 PM and tickets are $5 each. Tickets can be ordered online at girlofthemonth.net or purchased at the Rose Alley Ale House (94 Front Street), the Black Watch Pub (266 Dartmouth Street) or at the Celtic Coffee House (42 North Water Street).
Letterday band member Chad Boudreau was proud to get the band involved: “The ‘Girl of the Month’ benefit concert is not only an excellent idea, but it’s also for a good cause. Local girls get to compete in a good, clean competition to win some money for bills and school, while also raising money for less fortunate people in need during tough times. Overall I’d say its a win-win for everyone involved, and Letterday is happy to be able to help!”
The first phase of the Girl of the Month contest began in mid-October and is scheduled to end 23 Nov. To enter the contest girls simply had to answer questions and upload at least three photos. Once approved, the girls were able to promote their profiles in order to receive more votes. The top three vote-getters on 23 Nov will compete in the finals on 3 Dec for $1,000. The finals will feature the girls competing in events like xBox 360 Kinect or Wii, karaoke and other fun, clean events. In the first two rounds, girls will be awarded points from either the panel of three judges or by earning points from events. After the second round, one girl will be eliminated. In the final competition, the crowd will decide the winner of the $1,000 prize.
Wood for Fire was equally excited about getting involved, and are donating all of their night’s earnings to the Women’s Center. “In general, I think there needs to be more benefit shows. Rock shows are one of the few remaining unifying venues to raise awareness for important issues. In the world of armchair activism we live in, getting a bunch of great bands together to play a show can really motivate people to gravitate towards truly making a difference. On a personal note, we are more than pleased to be able to help any Women’s Center. They’re one of the few places left where women can seek refuge from abusive relationships. Wood For Fire is proud to lend a hand in supporting something like this.”
– 7:30 PM: Official Start Time
– 8:45 PM: Wood for Fire (MySpace)
– 9:30 PM: First Round: Girl of the Month Competition | Judges Award Points
– 10:00 PM: Figures (MySpace)
– 10:45 PM: Second Round: Girl of the Month Competition | Judges Award Points | One Girl Eliminated
– 11:15 PM: Letterday (MySpace)
– 12:00 PM: Final Round: Girl of the Month Competition
– 12:45 PM: Girl of the Month Winner Announced | $1,000 Presented to Winner | Initial Fund Raiser Count
“I’ve always wanted to put together an event where people could have a great time while supporting an even greater cause,” said Mike Silvia, owner of LocalOracle.com and organizer of the Girl of the Month Charity Finals. “Forget about sex, drugs and rock and roll. We are going to have beauty, charity and Rock and Roll. We purposely priced the tickets at $5 so anyone could come out and enjoy this event. People will have an opportunity to donate more at the event through pure donations and raffles. We plan on having an event like this to support a worthy cause every month.”
Guest judges for the event will include boxing’s great Scott “Sandman” Pemberton, the owner of The Candleworks Restaurant Jared Morgado and third judge to be announced. The Master of Ceremonies will be Andrew Graziano. Organizers are estimating that $1,000 to $3,000 will be raised the The Women’s Center. Girls can enter the current contest or the December contest starting on 1 Dec at http://www.localoracle.com/gotm/.
This event provides an opportunity for businesses to sponsor this charity event by sponsoring the Girl of the Month web page and event stage banner. Sponsors should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for full details!
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About the Women’s Center
The Women’s Center provides free and confidential 24-hour easily accessible services to those in need. They provide counseling, education, outreach, referrals and resources. They may be called the Women’s Center, but we serve men and children as well. With over 30 years of experience, The Women’s Center is the preeminent organization in the region offering comprehensive FREE and confidential services to ALL survivors and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child trauma.