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Pink & Purple Polyester Party

2013 pink & purple polyester party logo
The grooviest party of the year!
Presented by CivicsPlus


Friday, April 22, 2016
7-11:30  p.m.
K-State Alumni Center
Manhattan, Kansas

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Dig out your polyester bell bottoms and platform shoes, and boogie down with Kansas City band Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs and host-with-the-most Dave Lewis. Cast your vote in the "Off the Hook" bra art contest and enjoy scrumptious munchies and desserts, a cash bar, fun photo booth and games with prizes! Party with your friends while helping K-State fight cancer!

Dave Lewis is a well-known voice and entertainer in Kansas. A former radio personality, he's the public address announcer for K-State Football and Men’s Basketball, and owner of Dave Lewis Entertainment. This party celebrates the life of his late wife, Elena, who died of breast cancer in 2006.

The 2015 Pink & Purple Polyester Party raised $13,120!

View photos from past parties: JCRC's 2015 photos; RH, LLC's 2015 Photos;JCRC's 2013 photos, RH, LLC's 2013 Photos, 2011, 2010

Make your reservation online!

Make your individual ($60) or 10-person table ($500) reservation through our online webstore powered by N Zone, and you'll be put on a list for check-in at will-call. Each attendee receives two complimentary drink coupons. Table purchasers will receive sponsor recognition on their tables.

Other fun stuff!


'Off the Hook' bra art contest: A highlight of the night! Businesses/groups create work-of-art bras as a nod to breast cancer survivors. After being modeled by some good-natured, fully-dressed men, the bra that gets the most votes in the form of donations wins. Last year's winner was Della Voce's martini glass bra. View them all in our photos linked above. To participate, contact Bobbi French, gthomas419@yahoo.com.

Facebook page:@PinkAndPurplePolyesterParty
Use hashtag #PolyesterParty in all your posts and tweets about the party!

Be a sponsor!

Be a major sponsor at one of the levels listed below. For more information, contact Dr. Thad Schneider, 785-844-1144.

Help us thank our 2015 SPONSORS!

Dynomite! ($3,500)


Groovy ($2,500)

Briggs Auto Group

Far-Out ($1,000)

Kansas State Federal Credit Union

Cool Cats ($500 table sponsors)

Wildcat Creek Fun & Fitness
Flint Hills Pain Management, Dr. Thad Schneider, DC
Chiropractic Family Health Center, Dr. Mark Hatesohl, DC
Rockhill Real Estate Group
AsterHouse Design
Community First National Bank
Vision Source, Manhattan & Wamego
Eye Care Associates of Manhattan
Kaw Valley State Bank
Century Business Systems
Cat Cans of Manhattan
Gaia SalonSpa
Dave Lewis Entertainment
J&C Imaging and G. Thomas Jewelers

Friends of Pink & Purple Polyester Party

C. Clyde & Midge Jones

Food & Beverage Sponsors

Wahoo Fire & Ice Grill
Bockers II Catering
Alma Creamery

Media Partners

Sunny 102.5 FM

Huge thanks to the P4 Planning Committee!

Dr. Thad & Shannon Schneider, Flint Hills Pain Management
John & Cindy La Barge, J & C Imaging
Bobbi French, G. Thomas Jewelers
Patrick Lee, N Zone
Aricca Wallace, Cat Cans of Manhattan
Missy Tener
Dave Lewis, Dave Lewis Entertainment