STOUGHTON - Do you remember what the style was in the 1990s? Well, the women that attended the Stoughton Curling Club’s ladies’ night on June 4 sure did.
This fundraiser for the club has been held for decades and is their main event. It is the only one they do yearly. Jen Hogg, one of the board members, said it went extremely well.
Reine Clark, Karla Gervais and Hogg are the board members and also organized this year’s ladies’ night. This is the first one in two years to be held.
It was hoped to have 80 women attend, but their expectations were exceeded when 110 tickets were sold.
A huge sign featuring bright colours and a ‘90s theme adorned a wall, which made for a perfect backdrop for photos.
Crossroads Inn from Stoughton prepared the lasagna and garlic toast, while the salads were donated. The meal did not disappoint the crowd.
The delectable after dinner treat was provided by Stought’s Eatery, which was another fan of the women.
With 44 donations collected over the past weeks from businesses and individuals, the silent auction and raffles became an enormous success.
“The generosity of all the donators was fantastic and so very much appreciated,” said Hogg.
A well-dressed crowd enjoyed the music by the live band called Mascara. The four-member band from Regina kept the women on the dance floor all night long.
The all-male bartenders made sure to keep the attendees hydrated with drinks that were filled and chilled.
It is the club’s hope to raise enough funds to replace the shingled roof on the rink. Their plan is to go with metal as it requires less upkeep and withstands more.
While the roof is not leaking yet, the shingles are in bad shape and over 20 years old, according to Hogg. Volunteers will do the majority of the work with the guidance of a professional. This may happen in the fall or spring of 2023.
Although ladies’ night is their only fundraiser through the year, they do volunteer at other functions during the year.
Summer has just begun, but these women from the curling club always enjoy their winter activity, which will begin once again in November.