Tuesday, January 21, 2014

It's Fun to Stay at the YMCA

The real Village People
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

One of the theme songs of the 1970's is YMCA by the Village People.  And on Saturday, January 25, I join a group of men here to dance to this hit tune all for a good cause.  It's the fourth annual Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala.  The theme this year is "The Way We Were."  Dozens of people will be hitting the stage and performing various acts from the 70's and 80's.

Those who know me, know that I can't dance.  I'm not a big fan of it either, but this is for such a good cause, I'm putting my insecurities to the side and plan to have a good time.  We've been practicing since November, and thanks to the generous folks at Black Diamond Harley Davidson, I have an awesome biker costume for the night.

My costume
The group I'm working with has taken some of the classic moves from the song and added a few twists to it.  While I think we will provide some comic relief for the night, there will be many talented men and women on the stage Saturday night too.

I'm excited to be a part and flattered that I was asked.  Other commitments have kept me from participating in past galas.  If you live in the area, I hope that you'll come out and have a good time and support Hospice of Southern Illinois.  They do so much for people in our community and rely on donations to provide that end of life care and other services to people in southern Illinois.

Click here for ticket info. Again, the show is Saturday, January 25.  The pre-show starts at 4:45 p.m.  Dinner is at 6 and the show starts at 7 at the Pavilion of the City of Marion.   I hope to see you out there, I'll be the fool on stage dressed like a biker with a giant, awful looking mustache.

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