Janusian Club puts on tropical-themed event

| March 23, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE – On March 22 the Ridgewood Middle School gym was filled with ladies who escaped the chilly weather for an evening in the tropics.

The fundraising event was organized by the Janusian Club and this year the theme was “A Touch of the Tropics.”

Jamie and Devon Duling, dressed in straw hats and Hawaiian shirts, gave each attendee a Hawaiian Lei when they entered and later in the evening everyone was treated to island-themed entertainment.

“I believe this is our 25th year,” said Janusian Club President Arlene Reddick. “We keep selling all these tickets so we keep doing it. At the end of the evening we have a real feeling of satisfaction.

The club’s annual Ladies Night Out features delicious food made by the club members and Schumaker Farms, a skit or style show, games, raffles, a silent auction and door prizes. This year attendees also got a sneak peak at the Ridgewood Drama Club’s upcoming presentation of “Beauty and the Beast” when students performed a quick song and dance routine.

Linda Fletcher said she’s been coming to the event for 10-12 years.

“We enjoy the food and the entertainment,” she said. “It’s a fun night.”

Teresa Thorson, who joined Fletcher at her table, said their first Ladies Night out was in 2007.

Two of their favorite themes from the event were the years the evening was based on old commercials and fashions of the past.

Before everyone took their turn loading their plates with goodies, Irene Miller welcomed the crowd.

“Thank you for coming and supporting us,” she said to the crowd. “Without you we wouldn’t be able to do this wonderful event or coordinate things for our community.”

Ladies Night Out is the Janusian Club’s only fundraisers and proceeds from it have helped the group with numerous community service projects.

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