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Toga party Friday in DL

This year, the Detroit Lakes Jaycees are helping feed the hungry. Next year, it'll be another worthy cause.

The Jaycees are holding a Togas for Tummies event Friday in Speak Easy.

"We are encouraging togas," Jaycee and Togas chairman Alma Alaniz said with a laugh.

Winner of the best toga will receive two tickets to the Bon Jovi concert in Fargo, courtesy of KDLM.

The evening begins at 8 p.m., and entertainment including Kelly Reller's Party 2 Go is at 9 p.m.

A free-will donation gives participants the ability to register for door prizes, which will be given out throughout the night.

Donations raised from the Togas for Tummies event will be given to the food pantry in March, during FoodShare, where food pantries across the state can buy USDA food at a much lower cost.

"This is our first annual themed party," Alaniz said. "We're hoping to make it an annual thing and just pick an organization each year and go ahead and hopefully help out."

The idea of a toga party came first to get people's minds off the winter outside, she added.