Fri February 4, 2011
BATAVIA MAINSTREET PRESS RELEASE
4 ½ W. Wilson St.
Batavia, IL 60510
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Mary Marconi-Popiel
February 4, 2010 Special Occasions on the Avenue
PROM-O-RAMA 2011 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
Batavia, IL: Batavia MainStreet is partnering with downtown Batavia businesses and friends to present “Prom--Rama 2011” on Sunday February 20 at 3 pm at Shannon Hall, Batavia Eastside Community Center. This Chicagoland 2011 Prom Preview is in its’ second year and chaired by Special Occasions on the Avenue Owner, Mary Marconi-Popiel. A committee of downtown Batavia business owners plans and presents Prom-O-Rama and work together to showcase all the businesses that cater to those planning for Prom 2011.
Prom-O-Rama includes live music, a prom business expo, style show and creative dance. The doors open at 3:00 pm and a reserved ticket is required to enter as space is limited. A limited number of tickets are now available at the following sponsoring businesses: Invitations Etc., Simonetti Studios, Special Occasions on the Avenue and Urban Style. Additionally, a raffle and silent auction of items donated by participating businesses benefits Suicide Prevention Services at the event.
Batavia MainStreet Executive Director, Britta McKenna is excited about MainStreet partnering with the event for a second year, “Prom-O-Rama is a wonderful example of downtown businesses working together to create a unique event that 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 to 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, downtownbatavia.com under "Events via downtown Batavia” or the facebook page Prom-O-Rama 2011.
Prom-O-Rama Sponsoring Businesses and Ticket Locations:
Invitations, Etc.(Tux Rental)** at 248 Houston St., Batavia
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
Prom-O-Rama Table Sponsors:
Batavia Floral, Nancy Neill Designs, Small Bull Headdresses by Britt Chamberlin, Sue’s Family Hair Co,
Creative Sponsors and Performances by:
Batavia Academy of Dance (Creative Dance)** at 8 1/2 W Wilson St, Batavia
Tanya Osika (Poster Design and Publicity)
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.