Prom may be a few months away for area high school students, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few prom celebrations on the horizon this month. Both Hooters of West Ocean City and Zenna Wellness Studio are hosting Prom Nights this month, each in an effort to raise funds for local non-profits. Hooters will be host to A Night in the Spotlight, benefiting the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House by the Sea, while the Prom! at Zenna Wellness will use all suggested donations for Berlin Arts & Entertainment. Beyond both events supporting excellent causes, we love any excuse to dress up and head out for a truly unique night out.

Prom! at Zenna Wellness Studio – February 14, 7pm-10pm

Berlin MD Arts & Entertainment proudly presents Prom Night at Zenna Wellness Studio. The event is part of Berlin’s 2nd Friday Art Stroll. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5. All donations will go towards Berlin MD Arts & Entertainment. Berlin Arts & Entertainment is composed of a unique group of individuals, all seeking to give historic Berlin an identity as a vibrant cultural hub for both the visual and performing arts. Funds raised go towards promoting art in Berlin, events, public art projects and more.

The first annual prom will include food donated by Waterman’s Seafood, a photo booth for capturing epic prom photos, and awards for best handmade accessories. Did we mention that the event is 80s inspired?! Singles and couples are welcome, ages 21 and older.

A Night in the Spotlight – February 8, 7pm; Hooters of West Ocean City

The Believe in Tomorrow inaugural prom night fundraiser will be held this Saturday, February 8, starting at 7pm. Tickets are $20 per person and include the following:

  • Free drink (with your high school prom photo)
  • Upscale buffet including a carving station, pasta and assorted appetizers
  • Champagne Toast, sponsored by Park Place Jewelers
  • A Prom King and Queen ($1 per vote)
  • Music by DJ BK

The prom night will serve as a fundraiser for the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House by the Sea. It is $1 to vote to select a prom king or queen. The kings prom court includes Joe Kendall of Kendall Furnishings, Ryan Itrieri of Hooper’s Crab House, JJ Roth of 98.5 FM, Mark Odachowski of Royal Plus and Mark Custodio of Bull on the Beach. On the ladies side, potential prom queens are Jill Ferrante of Park Place Jewelers, Patricia IIczuk-Lavanveau of Comcast Spotlight, Jodie Noonan of Amber Nicole’s Bridal and Formal, Jenny Lauman of Hooters of West Ocean City and Lindsey Candelora of Hooters of West Ocean City. A silent auction will also be held to help raise funds. Funds will be used primarily to replace the heating and air conditioning units at the House by the Sea, which is roughly 15 years old.

For tickets, call Wayne Littleton at 410-723-2842.