Fri February 12, 2010
BATAVIA MAINSTREET PRESS RELEASE
4 ½ W. Wilson St.
Batavia, IL 60510
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Mary Marconi-Popiel
February 12, 2010 Special Occasions on the Avenue
PROM-O-RAMA 2010 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Batavia, IL: Batavia MainStreet is partnering with downtown Batavia businesses and friends to present “Prom-o-rama 2010” on Saturday March 6th at 2 pm at Shannon Hall, Batavia Eastside Community Center. This Chicagoland 2010 Prom Preview is the idea of Special Occasions on the Avenue Owner, Mary Marconi-Popiel. She has this to say about how the event came about, “To be honest I had personally forgotten about prom. And then by the nature of my new business I was thrown into the middle of it. I had forgotten all the hopes and dreams that are attached to the dress…the look…the flowers. It all is so important to make that one evening a success. So I decided that I wanted to help girls reach their dream by not having to look too far. I enlisted the help of a dance studio, a photographer, hair salon, makeup artist, florist and then I couldn’t forget the boys for tux’s. Out of all this Prom-o-rama was born.”
Prom-o-rama includes live music, a prom business expo, style show and creative dance. The doors open at 2:00 pm and a reserved ticket is required to enter as space is limited. A raffle of items donated by participating businesses benefits Suicide Prevention Services with tickets sold at the event.
Prom-o-rama participating businesses include:
Avon (Make up)** at 241 W Wilson St., Batavia
Invitations, Etc.(Tux Rental)** at 248 Houston St., Batavia
JBL Designs (Floral)** at 204 Dearborn Ct. STE 111, Geneva
Simonetti Studios (Portrait Photography)** at 2 E Wilson St., Batavia
Special Occasions on the Avenue (Dresses)** at 2 N Batavia Ave., Batavia
Urban Style (Hair)** at 3 E Wilson St., Batavia
Creative Sponsors and Partners include:
Batavia Academy of Dance (Creative Dance)** at 8 1/2 W Wilson St, Batavia
Jordan Studios (Printing)
Limestone Coffee & Tea (Refreshments)
Tanya Osika (Poster Design)
Videographer Kyle McKenna
Batavia MainStreet Executive Director, Britta McKenna is excited about MainStreet partnering with the event, “Prom-o-rama is a stellar example of downtown businesses working together to create a unique event to showcase their businesses and bring people to downtown Batavia.” Marconi-Popiel adds, “I think this will turn out to be a very special event for high school girls and their moms. Please join us and allow us make every girl feel beautiful for an unforgettable evening that she will cherish forever.” For more information about Prom-o-rama, phone Special Occasions on the Avenue at (630) 406-1515 or www.downtownbatavia.com under "Events via downtown Batavia."
The Batavia MainStreet Program is one of 55 not-for-profit, community based organizations in the state of Illinois. The mission of Batavia MainStreet is to enhance the identity of Batavia’s downtown area as the heart of our community. MainStreet members work through the four points: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion to improve the downtown district. MainStreet volunteers believe the revitalization of Downtown Batavia is essential to our community’s sense of pride, place, and heritage for this and future generations. For more information Batavia MainStreet or to volunteer on any of their four committees: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization or Promotion, please contact the office at (630) 761-3528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.