By Mary Moffatt
While 27 Dresses was the title of Arcola Daycare’s 5thAnnual Ladies Night Out, and there were brides galore, not one single groom was to be found, despite the approximately 275 people in attendance. However, rivalry did seem to be a continuous theme throughout the evening. Suiting up for the Carlyle Cougars, Braden Liboiron, Brandon Lequyer, Korby Boutin and AP Dustin Boutin held their own against the Arcola-Kisbey Combines. While Lucas Hislop, Walker Hengen, Jared Taylor and Matt Mutz battled mightily for the top dollars, it was not meant to be. Carlyle came out the winner for total bids, but unfortunately Korby Boutin was bested by brother Dustin, in a little sibling rivalry. Arcola Daycare finished on top with $2450 added to their coffers as ladies bid for the chance to have their favourite player acting as their male server for the night! One table in particular came prepared with a garment specially designed for their server! Be sure to check out the Observed At page for a photo of the lucky man.
After a tasty meal catered by Eileen Corrigan and Linda Chapman, the evening became a little more heated. Amazing Entertainment invited us to join them in a rousing game of Arcola Feud, similar to Family Feud, with competitors chosen from the audience. Using the latest technology, ie Facebook, 100 people were polled and the top answers to some pretty interesting questions were collated. I would love to share those questions with you but what happens at Ladies Night, stays at Ladies Night. Needless to say, a good time was had by all.
The Feud was followed by the West Jet draw. Tickets were sold out before the evening began and Shane Warner of Weyburn was the lucky winner. Crystal Yanyu held the lucky ticket for the 50/50 draw.
Thanks to the server auction, the many donations from vendors, local businesses and community members, the raffle and silent auction bids, over $10,000 was raised for the daycare. All of these funds will be used for renovations and upkeep which in turn will allow the daycare to keep its rates as low as possible. With 30+ families filling 29 spaces per day, it is a vital part of the community. Plans are already underway for the next fundraiser, so make sure you block off some time and money for the 6thAnnual Ladies Night Out in 2020.