By Dan Wing
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dozens of people put on their best Prohibition Era inspired attire for a Speakeasy Party at the Pyramid Club in Center City Saturday night. The party was put on by the Lemon Society and was designed to benefit the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
The drinks were flowing as the hits from the days of the cardboard record played. Almost everybody was dressed from head to toe in outfits straight off the set of Boardwalk Empire, but where does someone born in the 1980s find the top fashion styles of the 1920s and 1930s?
“Everybody knows google,” Kyle Fetch said. “Google images, I hit it up. I’m pretty sure everybody was wearing suits anyway because they were going to work. Now a days it’s calmed down some.”
Lemon Society Chair Lyndsay Bues says events like these over the past year have helped the Lemon Society nearly double their donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand:
“This year we’re actually going to be able to donate more than $89,000 from funds raised in 2012,” she said.
Not bad for a group of young, local professionals.