EFFINGHAM -- The Effingham Performance Center and Relay for Life of Effingham County have partnered together to raise funds for Relay for Life through an evening filled with '80s-themed entertainment.

The "Totally Tubular 80s Party" will be held Friday, May 31, and include a live concert, a scavenger hunt and a classic 80s movie.

“Grab your leg warmers and tease your hair because we are going back to the 80s with Relay for Life. It will be a night filled with 80s fun,” said Artistic Director Rich Jorn.

The Totally Tubular 80s Party will kick-off at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by 80s Night Out, a tribute band from Chicago. Following the concert, participants will head out on a scavenger hunt. Participants will return to the theater for prizes at 11 p.m., followed by a showing of the movie, Sixteen Candles, at 11:30 p.m.

Participants are asked to dress in 80s attire for the concert, then return from the scavenger hunt in pajamas for the movie.

“We will start out wearing our best 80s attire, then come back in our pajamas. It will be like an old school lock-in party, but we will all go home after the movie” said Jorn.

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Relay for Life of Effingham County leaders Becky Kinman and Ron Mietzner are excited to raise funds for their organization through the partnership.

“We are honored to be working with the EPC on this event,” said Mietzner. “It is an opportunity for us to not only raise funds for Relay, but also to get the word out about Relay for Life and the good work we are doing in the community.”

Kinman added the 80s theme ties in with this year’s Relay for Life of Effingham County event, Footloose & Cancer Free, which will be held Friday, July 12 at Teutopolis Junior High School.

“We will have the 80s party at the theater, and then in July, we will have more 80s fun at our Relay for Life annual event,” said Kinman.

Tickets for the event are $20 and can be purchased at The EPC’s Box Office, by calling 217-540-2788 or online at www.theepc.org. Tickets also are being sold by members of Relay for Life.

For more information about the theater, visit www.theepc.org.

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