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Second Chance Adult Prom to be Hosted by the Appalachian Breastfeeding Network

by Toni Grogg

On April 14, the Appalachian Breastfeeding Network will host their inaugural, sold out, Second Chance Adult Prom.

This event will be held at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta from 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. with the proceeds going towards the hosting network.

“We are putting the fun in fundraiser!” the Appalachian Breastfeeding Network stated on

This event brought in a lot of interested people who are excited to go or wish they were. It sold out on Feb. 6 more than two months before the day. Those who were not able to get a ticket on time are posting on the event’s Facebook page asking if anyone would be willing to sell their tickets. People are desperately wanting to get a second chance at experiencing a prom night they never had.

“For me, it was because my husband invited me. I never went to prom in high school, so it will be a good memory to have,” Lorie Blackwell said.

She continued to say that she is excited to dress up and have a date night with her husband, and is happy to help support the Appalachian Breastfeeding Network.

Blackwell explains her experience as a breastfeeding mother and her feelings on the fundraising by saying, “I have three biological children and breastfed each at one point or another. I was never hassled about it in public. I would say the ticket sales reflect support for breastfeeding awareness in the MOV, and I believe that’s a good thing.”

This will be a masquerade theme prom, with party foods and a cash bar for those 21 years-old and older.

Blackwell likes the theme, “I like the idea of hiding behind a mask for the night. It will be fun.”

This event is a reported success for the Appalachian Breastfeeding Network and is said to be a blast for those attending.

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