As AC/DC once said, “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘n’ Roll!” That song rang true at Casey Cares’ 19th Annual “Witch’s Spell” Rock ‘N’ Roll Bash!
This year’s theme was “Witch’s Spell”, the title of a new single from AC/DC’s latest album “Power Up."
The evening kicked off with a performance by Eclipse, the ultimate Journey tribute band. Guests rocked out to all the Journey favorites including, “Don’t Stop Believing.”
Guests dressed in fun Halloween costumes and they did not disappoint – Ellen DiMayo was sparkling as Glinda the Good Witch, Tara DiMayo as the Wicked Witch of the West made an appearance and won best Female Witch Costume, cowboys, pirates, the Utz Girl and Domino Sugar, Mike and Sully from Monsters Inc., Elvis Presley, and more!
Christine “The Beehive Queen” Ohlman from the Saturday Night Live Band was an amazing emcee for the night and brought up all the ladies on stage to sing “Brass in Pocket” by The Pretenders. She also chose the winners for the costume contest! Winners included Michael DiMayo Jr. for best Male Witch Costume and Paul and Cindy Shifrin dressed as Ted Lasso and Rebecca Welton for best Couple Costume.
Mike DiMayo and his band High Voltage headlined the show and rocked out the night with an awesome performance of all the classic AC/DC songs. It got everyone out on the dance floor singing and dancing along! What a fantastic show! The band surprised the crowd this year with a fun montage of Bon Jovi songs at the end of the night too!
Guests also enjoyed food from Mission BBQ, drinks, and bid on various items at our raffle thanks to help from Blacktie Benefit Auction.
A huge thank you to Mike and Ellen DiMayo for chairing, planning, and organizing the event! Casey Cares truly appreciates their dedication to the brave kiddos in our programs! The event raised over $300,000 for our programs!
The event will have an immediate impact on our kiddos and families by providing holiday and winter activities – ice skating, holiday light displays, at home movie and pizza night kits when our kids are too sick to leave their house, and much more!
Many thanks to Mike McCabe, Gil Kuta, and Bob Weltchek for sponsoring and Paul Shifrin for attending. Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors for making this event possible!
We hope to see all of you for our 20th Annual Bash in 2023! See event photos by Nina K. Photography here or on our Facebook!