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Masquerade a success for humane society

Nearly 190 people dressed up, and many masked up, to join the Estevan Humane Society's shelter for its first-ever Masquerade Ladies Night Out on May 11 at the Estevan Exhibition Hall.

ESTEVAN — Estevan Humane Society's latest experiment turned out to be a success.

Nearly 190 people dressed up, and many masked up, to join the Estevan Humane Society's shelter for its first-ever Masquerade Ladies Night Out on May 11 at the Estevan Exhibition Hall.

Shelter board president Tayja Lakusta said the organization sold all tickets, except for one table, and was happy with the results.

"Everybody's dressed up so beautifully. It was well received. It's fun to have a group of just ladies dressing up and have reason to go out," Lakusta said.

The night featured appetizers catered by Eddie Webster's, as well as entertainment by comedian/magician Matt Gore and DJ Ruck n Roll.

Guests could also partake in a couple of raffles during the night. The event was put together to help the shelter raise some funds for its building renovations.

"[We put it together] more so to get some money in the bank to do renovations. We're planning on getting those spearheaded this summer, so it'll be hopefully new fencing, fixing up our outdoor yards to make more yards for our dogs, and fixing up that area," Lakusta said, noting that they also wanted to do something fun for the community.

This past winter, the humane society also put in another furnace into the large dog room, so the fundraiser is to help cover that cost as well as some of their day-to-day expenses.