A portion of Front Street in downtown Marietta will transform into a scene of sun, sand and surf Friday as local organizations join forces with the goal of putting an end to domestic violence.
Dubbing themselves "Team Hope," seven students in the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce's Telesis leadership class have partnered with Twisted Sisters Boutique and Sorelle of Marietta to raise funds to support the EVE (Ending Violence Effectively) Inc. shelter for women and children victims of domestic violence. "A Tropical EVEning" will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at both Front Street stores, and will feature prize drawings, door prizes, a silent auction, free appetizers and non-alcoholic "mocktails." In addition, 25 percent of the sales made at Twisted Sisters and Sorelle during this event will be donated to this cause.
The prize drawing list is extensive and includes Anne Klein watches, Vera Bradley items, Pandora and Trollbead bracelets, gift certificates, spa packages, wine and more. The event also coincides with a special Pandora mix and match promotion.
"Our team has had so much fun working on this project," said Team Hope member Davis Powers. "We've received such overwhelming support from the community, and we're really excited to be supporting not only EVE Inc., but also drawing traffic to downtown Marietta."
Telesis is a community leadership development program sponsored each year by the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce. The class was launched in 1988 as a way to encourage people to participate in the community.