LONDON, ON, September 4, 2013. It’s lucky number seven for the annual Little Black Dress Event with a theme that will give the evening a roaring re-boot. On Saturday September 21, 2013, the event will be returning to the London Music Hall at 185 Queens Ave, where organizers and volunteers will be sprinkling the newly renovated venue with some colour and charm of a bygone era captured so vividly in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, Great Gatsby.
This year also marks the support of another local charity for the Little Black Dress Event, that charity being the Tara “Boom” Houston Children’s Foundation. Affectionately known as “Taraboom,” the foundation was established in 2003 as a living legacy to Scott and Sheri Houston’s daughter, Tara, who at the age of seven lost her fight to a terminal brain stem tumour. “Taraboom” helps to improve the lives of families whose children have been diagnosed with life threatening illnesses. “We were ecstatic to have been approached,” said Sheri. “We’re hoping the Little Black Dress Event can help us build an awareness of the Tara “Boom” Houston Children’s Foundation – who we are and what we can do.”
Armed with a rejuvenated venue and two charitable organizations, Melissa Whittle, managing partner of the event, said she’s excited for this year’s Little Black Dress. “We’ve got some great energy with this year’s event – a bigger venue, fun theme and another local charity to support,” said Whittle. “We thought with the success of the event so far, why not share the wealth if it’s going right back into our community?” The event, of course, wouldn’t have its continued success if it weren’t for the countless volunteers and support of the Nova Vita Hair & Esthetics staff, clients and friends who have stood behind the event from day one.
A portion of the proceeds will still go to the long standing charitable beneficiary of the Little Black Dress Event - Wellspring London & Region. Tickets are on sale now $40 in advance and can be purchased at Nova Vita Hair Studio & Esthetics located at 740 Richmond Street, or $50 at the door if available. For more information please visit www.littleblackdressevent.ca.