BREMEN — Each year TriKappa hosts a fundraiser that is an evening for women only and that is one to remember.
Seven year member of the sorority and event co-chair Debi Sahlhoff said ladies from all over the area are invited to take part in an evening of fun. “Our theme this year is ‘City Lights, Starry Nights,’” she said. “We try to make it a time for women to just enjoy themselves. I think it’s a lot of fun. Of course, I’m usually doing something like waiting tables or selling tips (and tickets for prizes) but it’s still fun to visit with everyone and just talk and enjoy each other’s company.”
She said that female camaraderie and generosity aren’t the only reason women should attend; the prize opportunity ($1,000 cash prize chance per ticket), entertainment, and dinner are well worth the $30 per person ticket.
Attendees can enjoy not cooking for the evening, and indulge themselves with Chicken Cordon Bleu, pork medallions, sweet potato casserole, rice pilaf, vegetables, broccoli salad, pasta salad, dinner roll and dessert — all catered by Dal-Mar catering of Nappanee.
Returning entertainer Quentin Flagg will present Blues Brothers-themed musical numbers. Dean Huppert will act as the evening’s emcee and Katie Yoder, owner of Nappanee’s K.E.Y. Boutique will present a fashion show featuring the latest trends.
Raffles through tip boards and drawings include prizes such as a Coach purse, an American Girl doll, Indianapolis Colts tickets, a Kindle Fire, a blue topaz and diamond jewelry set and enticing prize packages like massages, show tickets, car care memberships, overnight stays and more.
TriKappa’s Ladies Night Out event brought in about 250 women last year and Sahlhoff said she and co-chairs Carolyn Miller and Tracey Carr hope to beat that by selling 300 tickets this time around. Doors open at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at St. Isidore Hall, 803 W. Bike St., Bremen.
“It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year,” Sahlhoff explained. “The money raised goes toward our scholarship fund and it also helps fund other charitable donations we give throughout the year. It’s not just dinner and entertainment or donating — but a upbeat and fun-filled time for ladies to come out, visit with friends and other women in their community to laugh, talk and enjoy themselves.”
To reserve a spot call Call Barb Unrue at 574-546-2743 or call Debi Sahlhoff at 574-248-1122. RSVPs must be in by Oct. 29 as tickets cannot be purchased at the door.