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6th Annual Twirl to the World 2014


6th Annual TWIRL TO THE WORLD Holiday Party
Saturday, 12/13/14
Visulite Theatre
Charlotte, NC

Please join us for a very special evening as we once again come together, enjoy some great music and entertainment, and have a little fun while giving back to the community!

MINIMUM DONATION REQUESTED:
$10 and a new, unwrapped toy -or- $20
100% goes to charity!
For everyone, 21 years and older

VENUE:
Considered "Charlotte’s Premier Live Music Club" and a favorite of Just Twirl parties for the last five years, we return to the Visulite Theatre for this year's 6th annual event! Located in the heart of the Elizabeth neighborhood just east of Uptown Charlotte, you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself in this Queen City landmark with plenty of free parking and our bigger-than-life holiday decor!

ENTERTAINMENT:
Justin Utley - A triple-threat: singer, songwriter & activist who will also be joining us for a very special "mini-concert" this year. Taking place during our social/cocktail hour at the beginning of the evening, Justin will get us ready for dancing later with his beautiful voice and musical talents. You WON'T want to miss this! Check him out at www.facebook.com/justinutleymusic

DJ Roland Belmares (LA) - Returning to the Queen City after joining us for our ONE WORLD Pride Party (2011) and Atlantis Rising party for our Twirlicious weekend (2012). You LOVED him then and will once again enjoy his unique Tribal and Vocal House style. Check him out at www.facebook.com/people/Roland_Belmares/715805538

CHARITIES:
As always and thanks to the generosity of our Hosts and Sponsors who pay for the party -- 100% of money and items collected will go to local charities:

Campus Pride - A national LGBTQ nonprofit that calls Charlotte, NC home and is only one of a handful that is actually founded and operating in the South! It supports 1400+ different colleges and universities (many locally) as well as thousands of LGBTQ and ally young people annually. Check them out at www.facebook.com/pages/Campus-Pride/105667856134338

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County - This local organization funds several programs that provide home visiting services to at-risk families in the community. We'll be collecting toys for children, ages 0-5, who are in homes with teen mothers with a history of foster care, fathers with primary custody, and first time parents at-risk for child abuse neglect or abandonment due to their childhood experiences or current life stressors. Check them out at www.facebook.com/SmartStartofMecklenburg. Wish lists are here: http://justtwirl.com/assets/filepost/WishLists2014.pdf


To say we are going to MAKE A DIFFERENCE is an understatement - We hope you are as EXCITED as we are to have a little FUN while giving back to our community!

2014 HOSTS:
Blake Brawley, Joe Davis, Robert Dogens, Richard Huggins, Rich Hurley, Zuni Johnson, Jason McCraw, Cramer McCullen, Mike Mazza, Marty Miller, Clyde Owens, Michael Rodriguez, BJ Smith, Matthew Sprayberry, Robbie Stavrakas, David Stout, Richard Thomas, Connie Vetter, Danny Walrod

SPONSORS:
Allyson Siegel - CBMDesign - HB1 Foundation - Scruff - The Bar at 316

HOTEL:
Marriott City Center (100 West Trade St. 28202) – Call either (800) 359-3204 or (704) 333-9000 and mention “Twirl to the World” on or before Friday, 11/28 for $129/night - available both nights (12/12 and 12/13); only one night required


Coming Soon: Additional information including more sponsors, online donations, the Smart Start wish lists, as well as other entertainment and surprises!

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In the span of 4 years, our 5 parties have collected over 2,260 stuffed animals & toys for children and donated over $12,800 to local charities!

Please click "Going," mark your calendars, spread the word, invite your friends and join us Saturday night, 12/13/14 as we once again Think Globally, Act Locally and Twirl to the World with all our friends, all while enjoying some GREAT music and entertainment...

Just Twirl: ""Life may not be the party that we hoped for, but while we're here, we should dance..." and give back! ;)

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HISTORY:

In 2009, we held our first party and collected over 1,100 stuffed animals for the Share-A-Bear Foundation and in 2010, we raised $1,000 for Time Out Youth and collected over 300 toys for the local Toys for Tots program. Together in 2011 and 2012, we raised a total of $5,300 for Crisis Assistance Ministry and collected over 600 toys for the local Toys for Tots program. In our 5th Annual event in 2013, we collected 260 toys for the Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital and gave $6,500 to Time Out Youth – more financially than all previous years combined!

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