Good Life Social Club to host New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball

Dec 22, 2014

By Carlton Fletcher, Albany Herald

ALBANY — There will no doubt be any number of New Year’s celebrations throughout the Good Life City as Southwest Georgians prepare to kick 2014 to the curb and welcome 2015. But none likely will be as unique as the Good Life Social Club’s celebration.

##The local LGBT social group is offering revelers an opportunity to “party with a purpose” as it hosts the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball at the Flint RiverQuarium. A limited number of general admission ($30) and VIP ($75) tickets are available at Money raised will benefit the American Red Cross of Southwest Georgia and the RiverQuarium.

##Kicking off at 9 a.m. and continuing until around 2 in the morning, the Masquerade Ball will feature exotic dancer/singer — and Albany native — Sonique, local singer/songwriter Anne Cline, and some of Georgia’s top DJs: Atlanta-based Merrick, who played the Tmobile stage at Tomorrow World 2014, Augusta’s DJ BigEasy and Albany’s DJ Who.

##“We are thrilled to have such talented national and local entertainers performing at the ball,” Good Life Social Club founder and president Anthony King said. “This will be the best way to ring in the new year; don’t just party this New year’s Eve, party with a purpose.

##“Albany has a lot to offer, and I think it’s events like this that help people from other parts of our state see it, too.”

##General admission ticket holders will have access to all RiverQuarium exhibits, a cash bar and an opportunity to take part in the midnight champagne toast. VIP tickets include access to the aquarium’s exhibits and a VIP lounge, hors d’oeurves, an open bar and the midnight champagne toast.

##Revelers are urged to wear their most unique masks to the ball. Prizes will be awarded to attendees with the three best masks. Dress for the evening is semi-formal or formal.

##The Good Life Social Club was formed as an inclusive LGBT social group in 2013 and primarily hosts charity parties and social events. The events are designed to draw attention to local attractions and raise money for area charities.

##“Everyone is welcome to be a part of the club; the idea is for all people of Albany to come together and get along,” member Vicki Wallace Stephens said. “Our primary purpose is to do something good for the community. We try to benefit worthy causes and organizations by having some of the area’s most unique events.”

##The Good Life Social Club hosted two events in 2014, raising $2,300 for the Lily Pad and the RiverQuarium.

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