Who thought giving to charity could be so much fun? For quite a few years in a row now I’ve been attending the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation’s “Time Out For Teal” This event is open to the public and really is a lot of fun.
This event is held once a year so as you read this, bear in mind that some of the info below is subject to change in the following years (but it’s been pretty consistent so far
The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps organize events to raise money in the fight against ovarian cancer. Sandy Rollman herself was a victim of ovarian cancer. According to their website http://www.sandyovarian.org/about-us-2/her struggle eventual death inspired her sister, Ariana Way, and her nurse, Robin Cohen, to start raising funds in memory of Sandy and in hopes of preventing other women from suffering from the same disease.
This event is special to me as I am a big fan of Sea Isle City, NJ. Sea Isle is a great, fun shore town with some very wonderful, standout, beloved, people. One of these people is , Melissa Light Dougherty. A respected local bar tender in Sea Isle, Melissa survived ovarian cancer and now helps continue the fight for others. She plays a big part in organizing this event.
Time Out For Teal was held in Anthony’s in Drexel Hill, PA. Anthony’s has been the regular location for several years now. It is a big space and a lot of people show up but there is plenty of room for more.
This past year the tickets were $40 and well worth it.
How Worth It?
Very worth it! For $40 bucks you get the satisfaction of giving to a very good charity. You also get free food (roast beef, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, etc) as well as multiple great bands and DJ constantly pumping out some great tunes.
Anthony’s is fairly upscale looking banquet / wedding hall but don’t think mistake Time out for Teal for some pretentious center city ball. You aren’t standing around here formally dressed waiting in line all night for a drink. There was no waiting for beverages, the food was hot and served quickly and there is no dress code so come comfortable as you are. The service was really friendly too.
I’d say the event has the feel of a beef and beer but in the comforts of a really nice establishment.
Anthony’s is a pretty big place. There was plenty of room for more people (so please come next time) but the event didn’t feel empty. It was pretty lively with everyone having a good time dancing to the bands, eating good, simple food and enjoying a few drinks (cash bar)
I put the majority of those in attendance at around 35-50 in age. This is a largely a crowd of Sea Isle City summer-regulars. A very friendly, festive bunch who continue to enjoy a good party even though they (we) aren’t in out 20′s anymore.
Multiple, reputable, local cover bands rocked the house in two separate rooms. The music never really stopped. When one band stopped playing, the other would jump right in and keep the music going.
A DJ was there as well to fill in with some dance songs in an area designated for dining. Each room had ample dance floor space.
There were also some great raffles and silent auctions. Sports memoriabilia, 50/50 raffle, basket of cheer, gift certificates, etc. There seemed to be dozens of prizes available.
Where is The Event Held?
The last several years this event has been held at Anthony’s in Drexel Hill
When is The Event Held?
The event date may vary from year to year but typically it is held near the end of February or the beginning of March on Sunday afternoon.
How Do I Get to Anthony’s in Drexel Hill?
Anthony’s is located 4990 State Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
If you are familiar with the area, I took Route 1 into Drexel Hill and continued straight on State Road. You’ll see Drexeline shopping center on the right. Pull into the shopping center and drive behind the Superfresh food market. Anthony’s is in the back.
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