It is time to turn downtown Howell pink.
The ninth annual Pink Party – a downtown-wide fundraiser to benefit Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital for supportive care and breast cancer research – is set 5-10 p.m. Thursday, June 8.
The Pink Party is a town-wide, after-hours, ticketed adult event for retail shops to help raise funds, invigorate a small downtown and strengthen a sense of community.
Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 at participating businesses. Online ticket sales stop at 11 a.m. on June 8.
Passports will be available at JJ Jinkleheimers at 2705 E. Grand River Ave., in Howell, and across from Tenpenny Furniture; and Encore 118 at 118 W. Grand River Ave. in downtown Howell. Passports also are available at www.yourpinkparty.com/passports.
The passport includes:
• Discounts at participating retail stores
• Food and wine tasting
• Massage stations
• Queen of the Night awards for most creative pink outfit
• Festive party-like atmosphere throughout town
• Roaming entertainment
• Belly dancing
• Live music and entertainment on the main stage
• Special handouts on the courthouse lawn
Organizers are looking for escorts age 21 years and older. The men will be with groups of eight or more to open doors, carry shopping bags and umbrellas, fetch coffee and remind the women of just how fabulous they are.
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File photos by Robin O’Grady