Ever dream that you’re in a fancy restaurant and your waiter is Elvis? And he sings during the main course?

Well, that dream could come true, sort of, March 21 during “An Evening with the Stars” at the trade center. The fundraising event for the Whitfield County-Dalton Day Care Center features local public officials, business men and women, and day care board members dressing as celebrity icons of the past and present, and some will even perform with the band Eazdrop.

Though the personalities the volunteers will assume have not yet been chosen, last year’s waiters included Donald Trump, Mick Jagger, Paris Hilton and Shrek, according to Debbie Mann-Rector, the day care center’s executive director.

Eazdrop, whose members include locals Bill Hayes, Phil Hayes, Kris Thomas, Zack Haley and Rodney Parrish, plays classic rock ‘n’ roll.

Last year the entertainment was more like karaoke, said Gary Crews, who is in charge of entertainment for this year’s event.

“We wanted to step it up a notch with a band,” Crews said.

The fundraiser, which is in its 15th year, brought in $30,000 for the day care center last year and Mann-Rector hopes to raise as much or more this year.

“It’s a fun event. People look forward to it every year,” she said.

Each waiter will serve a table of 10. Mann-Rector says she hopes to have about 35 “celebrities.” The volunteers really get into their parts and impersonate their characters throughout the evening, she said.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $60 per person and includes a reception, a silent auction, dinner and the entertainment.

Tickets are limited.

“Please make your reservations quickly, as this year’s event will celebrate the center’s 35th anniversary, and seats are going fast. Show your support for our community’s volunteers as they sing and dance their way into your hearts,” said Rhett Orr, a member of the day care center board and chairman of this year’s celebrity evening committee.

Those interested in attending can call 278-8991. Those who would like to be a celebrity server can call the same number.

The day care center serves approximately 215 children daily and “An Evening with the Stars” is its biggest fundraising effort. The money goes to support the center’s goal of providing high quality child care for children of parents who are working and/or going to school, said Mann-Rector.

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