ARDSLEY, N.Y. -- Operation PROM is set to host its 10th Anniversary Prom Gala on Thursday, Jan. 23 at "Life, The Place to Be" in Ardsley.
Guests at 10th anniversary Celebrity Prom Queen and Fashion Show are encouraged to wear Prom dresses and tuxedos. New Rochelle native and CBS 2 New York's Tony Aiello will emcee the red carpet event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. The special guest speaker is Emily Martinez of Yonkers, who was an Operation PROM dress recipient in 2010.
TV personality Jene Luciani will host the Bloomingdale’s and Men’s Wearhouse Fashion Show portion of the event. Models include Miss Westchester 2014, Ms. Connecticut US, and Miss Teen Latina International 2013.
Operation PROM founder and president Noel D’Allacco will also crown reality star Jacqueline Laurita, from Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, as its 2014 Celebrity Prom Queen. A surprise celebrity Prom King will also be crowned.
“No student should be denied the experience of going to his or her high school prom because they can’t afford it,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “Westchester County through our Department of Social Services is proud to partner with Operation Prom for another year.”
Sponsors of the event include Westchester Magazine, Bloomingdale’s, Broken Bow Brewery, Ammirati Coffee & Tea Co., O2 Maxx Fitness, Greater Than We, MSM Designz, WAG Magazine, State Farm Insurance and The Men’s Wearhouse.
For more information on Operation PROM and to buy tickets for the event, residents are asked to visit the Operation PROM website.