Masquerage, an annual event that raises funds for AIDS Resource Center Ohio (ARC Ohio), is known for its incredible themes that raise the bar each year on décor and patron attire, and this year is no exception. Masquerage 2015 guests as well as the venue will be decked out Vegas-style to celebrate Sin City in the Gem City. This year, ARC Ohio and its Associate Board are “upping the stakes” and adding a new element to Dayton’s “parties of parties for a cause.”
This year couples attending Masquerage will be able to get married at the event. “Kitschy chapel weddings are one of the staples of the Las Vegas Strip,” said ARC Ohio Masquerage Committee Chair Lauren Williams. “Thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, we now have the opportunity to add an extra special element to this year’s Masquerage that is open to everyone.” Weddings may be added as a premium ticket package.
Masquerage attendees who wish to commit to their significant others during the event can purchase one of two ticket options: The Chapel of Love package ($200) includes two general admission tickets to Masquerage plus the ceremony and officiant, cupcakes, wedding photos, and champagne to toast. The High Roller package ($400) includes everything in the Chapel of Love package, with two special features: upgrades to the Red Ribbon Lounge and special guest officiant Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. “I am proud to celebrate marriage equality,” said Mayor Nan Whaley. “I appreciate the opportunity to marry couples and support ARC Ohio.”
Tickets to this year’s Masquerage, to be held Sat, October 17th at the Roundhouse at the Montgomery County Fairground, are on sale now from ticket ambassadors or online at www.masquerage.org. Many more volunteers are needed to help the nonprofit throw the big bash; volunteer opportunities and online registration are also available at the website.
Since its inception, fundraising event Masquerage has raised more than $1.25 million in unrestricted funds in support of ARC Ohio’s life-saving services. More than 9,000 Masquerage attendees have enjoyed a unique and entertaining experience while supporting ARC Ohio.