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Port Orchard Party planners expect lively night at skating rink

 

The 22nd annual Port Orchard Party has moved to Sk8town this year.

Why?

To liven up the party, of course.

“We wanted to spice things up and try something new,” said Fathoms O’ Fun chairman Helene Jensen.

This year’s party will be held Nov. 19 at 1501 SE Piperberry Way. In years past, the annual fundraising event was held at Towne Square Mall.

Though the mall was a nice place to hold the event, Jensen said throwing the party at a local skating rink is perfect change of pace.

“Variety makes for a good party,” Jensen said.

This year’s party is a benefit for the Fathoms O’ Fun festival and the South Kitsap High School band, which will perform at the party. The band is raising money to fly to Hawaii for a performance at a Pearl Harbor anniversary commemoration.

The Port Orchard Party features a Mardi Gras theme. The band Soulstice will perform dance music, while DJ Scott Fijolek will emcee the event. A special, secret guest affiliated with the classic rock group War will also perform, Jensen said.

The party runs from 7-11 p.m., and tickets cost $40 per person, which includes all food, music and entertainment. A no-host bar will be available. Individuals must be 21 to attend.

Jensen is hoping for a crowd of over 200 partiers. She thinks a new location, a lavish theme, and live music make the night a can’t-miss.

“Everyone gets to be kings and queens for a night,” Jensen said.

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