Celebrating nearly $30,000 in donations in 7 fun years

MILFORD — The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford, along with People’s Place, is hosting the 7th Annual Girls Night Out, featuring the Marvelous Men of Milford.  The event will take place Friday, May 4 at the Harrington Raceway & Casino in the Gold Ball Room from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

There’s an opportunity to win event tickets on Facebook, when you like the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford Girls Night Out event page, post a comment, and share it with your friends.  The contest deadline is Tuesday, May 1.   You can also listen to Eagle 97.7 and Cool 101.3 for your chance to win a pair tickets.

The $30 ticket cost includes a seat, keepsake photo from CM Baker Photography, refreshments, a Marvelous Chances Auction, cash bar, dancing, a lot of laughs and a lot of fun.

In addition to tickets, there are also several sponsorship opportunities, from BFF Sponsors for $100 to Platinum Sponsors for $1,000. Table Sponsorships are only $300, or the face value of a ticket, so you can get a group of 10 friends together and reserve a table for your group.

One of the favorite aspects of the evening is the food.  There will be eight food vendors, with a few new ones this year, including Mr. Bar-B-Q, Easy Speak Spirits, Delmarva Popcorn, La Hacienda, Kick n’ Chicken, Milford Place, Etta’s Catering and PFG. The price of your ticket includes tastes from all food vendors.

New this year is the Marvelous Chances Auction. There will be several different items to choose from, including various baskets, bottles of cheer, purses, make-up and more.  Tickets will be on sale during the event, and winners will be chosen before 10 p.m.

Another aspect of the event is a raffle for a weekend getaway at the Atlantic Sands and Hotel Conference Center on the Rehoboth Boardwalk.  The great thing about this raffle is, you don’t have to be present to win, and you will be notified the evening of the event if you are the winner.  The cost of one ticket is $5, or you could buy five for $20. Raffle tickets can be purchased by calling the Chamber or by calling People’s Place.

Of course the highlight of the evening is the Marvelous Men Auction. This year nine Marvelous Men are set to hit the stage, do their thing and get a dance with the highest bidder. The Marvelous Men compete for a chance to win an award, a bunch of marvelous prizes, and of course a Marvelous Man crown.  The winner is chosen by the amount of money he raises for the event by selling event tickets, sponsorships, weekend getaway raffle tickets, donations and the auction.  This year’s Marvelous Man will be crowned by the 2017 Marvelous Man, Brad Fielder, from the Dover Federal Credit Union.

The event is a fundraiser for the CCGM and People’s Place, a local organization that helps people find their path to growth and independence by offering several services. They provide mental health counsel to individuals and families, homeless shelters, girl’s group homes, veteran’s outreach and many other services.  For more information about People’s Place call 422-8033 or visit www.peoplesplace2.com.

For more information about Girls Night Out, call the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford at 422-3344, visit the website at www.milfordchamber.com or the Girls Night Out Facebook page.

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