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Party hardy at Rock the Fort’s ‘80s flashback event

Dance Party Supports Education Programs for Low-Income Students

Fort Worth based non-profit, Lena Pope, is ‘rapping’ up plans for Rock the Fort — a live-music dance party featuring great beats, delicious eats and a complimentary open-bar with upscale cocktails — benefiting students at Chapel Hill Academy and Early Learning Center.

Anyone who lived the ‘80s or just loves them can travel back to the days of Pac-Man, MTV Videos and Walkman cassette players from 7 to 11 p.m. on Sept. 29 at The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, according to a news release.

Rock the Fort gets a fresh new format for 2017. The event spotlights a perennial favorite musical era – including a new wave band that’s so totally tubular guests have to get on the invite list to find out who’s playing, the release says. ‘80s attire and costumes are encouraged, so guests will want to fine-tune their wardrobes with neon clothes, fanny packs and leg warmers.

All-inclusive tickets to Rock the Fort start at $80. Tables and VIP perks are available. Adults 21 and up can purchase tickets or request an invitation at www.LenaPope.org. Rock the Fort is hosted by Lena Pope’s Young Professional Advocates. Event organizers have composed the blockbuster event to benefit students at Chapel Hill Academy and the Early Learning Center.

Chapel Hill Academy is Lena Pope’s open-enrollment, tuition-free public charter school for students in Pre-K through 5th grades, and was selected as a 2016 Honor Roll school in the “Star Schools” category by Educational Results Partnership, according to the release. Chapel Hill Academy was one of only nine elementary designees in Tarrant County for the award, and the only local charter school.

Lena Pope’s Early Learning Center, accredited by The National Accreditation Commission for Early Care and Education Programs, provides high-quality educational experiences for children from 6 weeks to 5 years-old regardless of family income.

-FWBP Staff

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