Friday, February 24, 2012

And The Oscar Goes To...

What do a gold statue, a bottle of whiskey, and a fancy dress have in common?

The answer wasn't obvious to me, either, as I stared at the unusual press kit with the caramel golden bottle.

I've signed on to serve as a Social Media Correspondent for the People Working Cooperatively official Oscars party, and I was tickled by the clever bag with fun trinkets related to Sunday's event.

More about that in a moment.

But first... People Working Cooperatively. I am all for throwing a fancy party to support a good cause (hat tip to CinSation on March 10), and PWC is definitely one of those community treasures that deserves a hand from all of us.

I first learned about PWC through work at my previous employer, United Way of Greater Cincinnati. PWC is an agency partner that helps make home maintenance and repair projects for thousands of low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners across Greater Cincinnati.

These critical home repairs, energy conservation and weatherization improvements help homeowners safely stay in their homes.

It's a vital service to so many in our community, and PWC's Oscar Night America is the organization's primary fundraiser.

The Oscars are kind of particular about who can throw a party to honor their golden guy, and PWC's fete is lucky to be the only Oscar-authorized party in the city.

This year's theme is the Wild, Wild, West, and that means the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland will be taken over by cowboys and cowgirls (dressed to the nines in fancy frocks, of course), a calf roping station, a jailhouse, and other themed theatrics.

Sunday night, I'll be live tweeting about the evening, talking up some of the attendees, what they're wearing (I can only hope to live up to Joan Rivers' sarcasm), and some of the awesome things PWC does to help our community.

You can still get in on the action and attend Sunday's celebration. Call 513-351-7921 if you're interested in buying a ticket ($150 per person) and enjoying the star-studded celebration.

I can't promise I'll be wearing the bandanna or swilling the bourbon in my media press kit, but I will definitely be dressed for Oscar.

Fancy dress and all.

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