What a drag

Drag Show for a cause
Tue, 07/23/2019 - 8:30am

The Queens had a great cause! Action for Animals benefit raises close to $10,000

Sunday, July 21 marked the second time a drag show had been held on the peninsula in almost 45 years. In the mid 1970s, Eliot Winslow, Ed Mitchell, Lou Climo, and Stuart Thompson helped raise money for the Southport Mother’s Club wearing everything from Navy themed dresses to grass skirts and coconuts.

Jump ahead to 2019 and we yet again have prominent men (and a few women) dressing to impress on the runway and raise money for a fabulous cause. Giselle Armstrong, founder of Action for Animals, and Brady’s teamed up to provide laughter, music, and dancing for three hours Sunday afternoon on the deck. Over 100 people clapped, laughed, sang, bid on auction items, and encouraged the performers as they lip-synched their way through a variety of musical hits such as “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend,” “Let’s Get This Party Started,” and “Party in the USA,” just to name a few.

The headliners of the show were characters, “RuShane,” “Misty Foghorn,” and “Amelia Bearheart,” but the entire cast of characters made the show an enormous hit! Plans are in the works for next year’s extravaganza already.