At 2011’s “A Night That Glitters,” from left, Shealy Sinyard, Cassie Sizemore, Staci Wright, Leigh Ann Shipley, Lena Waldrop, Mandy Davis and Allison Daniels enjoy their evening.
ALBANY — After a successful event last year, the Junior League of Albany is putting on another New Year’s Eve party.
“A Night that Glitters: New Year’s Eve Celebration” is set to take place on Monday for those who want to give 2012 a formal farewell, while at the same time contributing to a good cause.
The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Merry Acres Event Center on Dawson Road. Serving as the Junior League’s New Year’s celebration, it is a formal event — which means a tuxedo or suit for men and a dress for women — set to include music by the New South Players, a reverse raffle for a diamond necklace and men’s watch, hor d’oevures, a midnight ball drop and a good night doughnut sendoff compliments of Krispy Kreme.
There will also be a cash bar, coordinators say.
Event tickets are $50 each, and raffle tickets are $25 each. Individuals must be present to win the raffle. Rooms will be available for those who need them at the Merry Acres Inn for $65.
“We want to stress (that is is important) to stay safe, which is why we have worked with Merry Acres for these reduced room rates,” said Jessica Hunter, co-chair of the event.
Even for those who don’t win the grand prizes from Allen’s Jewelers will be able to go home with something, whether it be a spa gift card, or a gift card to Loco Grill & Pub or Goo-Goo Car Wash.
“Even if you don’t win the big prize, there is a good chance you are going to get something,” Hunter said. “We promise the night will hold a lot of fun.”
Last year’s inaugural event drew 250, with more people expected to attend this year.
All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and Lily Pad Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Center.
Coordinators of the event say that last year’s event attracted adults of all ages, as well as people from towns throughout Southwest Georgia.
“From a fundraising standpoint, it supports two local charities and the money stays here,” said Shealy Sinyard, also a co-chair of the event. “They are charities anyone of us may need to use at some point.
“We just want people to come out and have a good time. ... We wanted to make it (the event) something that would be fun.”
Southern Elegance, Woodall’s, Tony’s Fitness, Backwoods Outdoors, M&M Mars and Publix are among the major sponsors for the event.
Tickets are available at Merry Acres, Harvest Moon, Blush, Southern Elegance and at www.jlalbany.org. League members can buy tickets by logging in to the member manager on jlalbany.org.
Tickets also will be available for purchase at the door, Hunter said.