Only $10/couple. MORE THAN 60 moms and their kids are expected to attend the second annual Long Beach Mom Prom hosted by Justin Rudd and his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.).
The dance will be held Sun., April 26 from 4-6 p.m. at the expansive, carpeted community hall of Bay Shore Church on The Toledo (@ Nieto Ave.) in Belmont Shore. Rudd says more than $1,000 is expected to be raised from ticket sales for C.A.T.
GET INVOLVED ON THE TEAM
I AM A FIRM believer in the collective power of individuals joined in a spirit of goodwill and generous giving to bring about the success of an organization. That's why we need you to get involved.
Donate Now. Please Support CAT - a 501c3 Nonprofit
RIGHT NOW, while the need is in your mind, won't you please donate? We receive no government monies, and depend entirely on people like you.
WE HOPE YOU share our love for animals, kids and the environment, and our wish is that you'll consider a gift of $25, $50, $100 or another amount so that we can continue to bring you and our community fun events and meaningful projects.
CHECKS to CAT, Attn. Justin Rudd, 5209 E. The Toledo #1, Long Beach, CA 90803.
THE MAIN PURPOSE of the Community Action Team (CAT) is to promote social well-being among the general public. As a 501c3 nonprofit corporation governed by a board of directors, contributions to CAT are tax deductible and are used to help produce quality events within our community that benefit children, animals, and the environment.
C.A.T. IS AN UMBRELLA organization that includes Haute Dogs and:
4Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
4July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
4Dog-themed Poetry contest
4Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
4$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee
4National Adult Spelling Bee
4Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
4Haute Dogs on the Beach events
4Haute Dog Easter Parade
4Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
4Operation Easter Basket
4Operation Santa Paws
45k/10k Grunion Run
45k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
4monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups.
Justin Rudd and his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT) hosted the 2009 Mom Prom on Sun., April 26 at the carpeted youth center at Bay Shore Church in Belmont Shore. Photos above by Justin Rudd!
2009 Photo Galleries
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NEW Click to read: "Mom Prom: mothers and kids get their groove on"
2009 Mom Prom Awards and Thank-Yous
Sam Pioch w/ her sons Tyler and Brody
Best Dancers (two moms)
Katie Walsh w/ Connor; and Dana Stibor w/ Sasha & Keira Helin
THANK-YOUS & VOLUNTEERS
DJ DanaT, Ralph, Moses, Rick, O'Neill, Hillary, Lael, Michael, Adreana, Kathi, Karen, Julianna, Theresa, Becky, Suzane, Kelly, Bay Shore Church
$10/couple at the door, or free for low-income/unemployed. Please RSVP to Justin@JustinRudd.com
Second Annual "Mom Prom" to be held Sun., April 26, 2009
2008 PHOTOS download & print, too
GALLERY 1 by Justin Rudd Photography
GALLERY 2 by Lesley Whitle/Pictures with Class
GALLERY 3 by Raquel Landworth-Kleinhenz
Katie Walsh, shown with her son Conner, was selected to be Mom Prom Queen during the 2008 Mom Prom. In addition to a rhinestone tiara, the queen received a basket of facial products from Jen Rose Skin Care. The queen was selected on the basis of her prom dress, overall style, charisma, and popular vote of the judges' panel.
This was a special, area-wide, semi-formal evening for moms and their sons and daughters of all ages. The evening was complete with decorations and balloons, old-fashioned cookies, cupcakes and popsicles, wholesome music by DJ Dawn Becker, corsages, prom photos, and lots of admiration for the mom in the family -- all to benefit great causes in our area served by Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT). Upcoming CAT events include the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup on June 21 and the 4th of July Kids Bike Parade. Photos by Justin Rudd.
Belmont Shore's Amy Morin and her daughter Lindsey twirl around the dance floor to music by DJ Dawn Becker. The event was put on by Justin Rudd, who also organizes the huge July 4 Kids Bike Parade. To get on Justin Rudd's free "kids events" e-newsletter, just CLICK.
Jane Lovett and her son pose for their complimentary prom photo at the Mom Prom on Sunday. Each mom and her kid(s) posed for photos upon arrival at the event.
Jen Rose of Belmont Shore had two young dapper dates to the Mom Prom.
Rosalie Norquist and her son Merle Jr. and daughter Madison won first prize in the dance contest held during the mid-point of the two-hour Mom Prom in Belmont Shore. The moms and kids had to dance to four various types of dance music (including fast and slow selections) for approx. 30-seconds each.
Youngsters enjoyed fruit popsicles to help cool down as the dance floor heated up at Sunday's Mom Prom.
The conga line snaked around the dance floor during the Mom Prom held the Sunday following Mother's Day.
Jen Rose and her son prep for their prom photo during Sunday's Mom Prom at Bay Shore Church. The event is hosted by Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT).
Taking a break from the dance floor and cooling off with a frozen fruit snack.
Tamara Greet and her son Robbie enjoying the music and dancing at the Mom Prom in Belmont Shore.
Jasmin Gomez and sons posing for prom photos at Justin Rudd's Mom Prom in Belmont Shore.
The dance floor stayed full with moms and their kids during the two-hour Mom Prom held in the youth center at Bay Shore Church. The dance was a fundraiser for Justin Rudd's nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (CAT).
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Ask Your Sons & Daughters to the Long Beach Mom Prom
The Community Action Team's (C.A.T.) 2nd annual MOM PROM will take place May 2009 from 5-7 p.m. at the expansive, carpeted community hall of Bay Shore Church on The Toledo (@ Nieto Ave.) in Belmont Shore.
PROM QUEEN PRIZE
Every mom will be adored, but one will be adorned with a crown when she is selected to be the Mom Prom Queen. The titleholder will be selected from the participants on the basis of her prom dress, over all style, charisma, and popular vote. She'll receive a gift bag of facial products from Jen Rose Skin Care.
Event founder/organizer, Justin Rudd hopes to raise more than $2,000 for his nonprofit 501c3 Community Action Team (C.A.T.) that supports local youth, animal and environmental projects.
This will be a special, area-wide, semi-formal evening for moms and their sons and daughters of all ages. The evening will be complete with decorations, old-fashioned refreshments, wholesome DJ music, and lots of admiration for the mom in the family -- all to benefit great causes in our area.
Lots of mother/child couples are expected at the two-hour event dancing to party classics provided by DJ DanaT, who will donate her time and talent for the fundraiser. Music will include dance hits like "Livin La Vida Loca", "Hokey Pokey", "Chicken Dance", "Conga", and "Electric Slide."
COUPLES will enjoy refreshments provided by C.A.T. Couples will also enjoy complimentary digital prom-styled photos by Justin Rudd and other photographers.
PRIZES will be awarded to winners of various contests throughout the night, including dance contests that will be held for the moms and kids.
Mothers have an opportunity to take their sons and grandsons, daughters and granddaughters out for dancing to party classics. If the mom is unavailable, children may also be escorted by a significant lady in their life (i.e. godmother, grandmother, aunt, or other adult relative).
There is no age requirement, so young and old are able to enjoy the evening.
Bring your own camera, too!
Volunteers are also needed for setup, takedown, photography and refreshments. Contact Justin@JustinRudd.com.
My child hasn't asked me yet. Now what?
Don't worry. Most kids don't initiate the invitation. It's appropriate for moms to arrange the "date." Kids (especially the boys) may not appear enthusiastic for the event, but the evening will be fun for all moms, sons and daughters.
What do we wear?
Boys should wear dressy shirts, (coat and/or tie is optional) and nice trousers -- no jeans or shorts. Moms and daughters can wear dressy slacks, pantsuits, skirts, semi-formal or formal dresses.
Other Justin Rudd/CAT events include:
-Halloween Kids' Costume Contest
-July 4 Kids' Bike Parade
-Dog-themed Poetry contest
-Mother's Day Essay Contest
-Interfaith Blessing of the Animals
-$1,000 National Elementary School Spelling Bee
-National Adult Spelling Bee
-Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest
-Haute Dogs on the Beach events
-Haute Dog Easter Parade
-Haute Dog Howl'oween Parade
-Bulldog Beauty Contest
-Operation Easter Basket
-Operation Santa Paws
-5k/10k Grunion Run
-5k/10k Long Beach Turkey Trot
-monthly 30-Minute Beach Cleanups.
To get on Rudd's free "kids events" e-newsletter, just CLICK. All CAT event details at www.JustinRudd.com.
Bulldog Beauty Contest to Attract More than 300 "Adora-bull" Beauties
MORE THAN 400 English Bulldogs of all ages will travel to Long Beach, Calif., from as far as Las Vegas, Phoenix and San Francisco to vie for the coveted title. The annual contest will take place on the Sat. before Valentine's Day, Feb. 9, at Livingston Park in Belmont Shore. "Bunny" a 7-year-old rescued bulldog took home the crown last year -- and, a year's supply of Pedigree dog food and a crystal water dish from Tiffany & Co. The bulldogs will be evaluated (by real-life beauty queens) on personality, charm, face, figure, and first impression. DETAILS
g WINNER TO TAKE HOME $1,000 CASH
Spellers Sought for Bee