Ladies treated to night out

| April 4, 2016

WEST LAFAYETTE – Admission to the Janusian Club Ladies Night Out was the hottest ticket in town.

“We were all sold out before we even had a chance to put posters up,” said Marsha Duling, a member of the civic minded club in West Lafayette.

This was the 23rd year for the fundraising event that included food, prizes, raffles, games and entertainment.

“The max we can have is 325 and we had to turn people away, which we are very sorry for,” said Judy Blair, president of the club. “The community has generously supported us through the years and we are very grateful for that.”

Barely an hour into the evening, the winner of the 50/50 was already guaranteed to take more than $500 home and the line for tickets was still going strong. The annual auction battle for the opportunity to go through the buffet line first also was intense with the prize going for $140.

“That’s the highest I think it has every gone,” Blair said. “It made me so happy.”

Money raised from Ladies Night Out helps the Janusian Club fund a scholarship, provide smoke detectors to kindergarteners and batteries to first graders. This year their big project is a Patriot Motorized 18×12 U.S. Flag for the gym at Ridgewood High School.

Students from Ridgewood pitched in to help at the event.

“We like to give to the community,” said Colleen Schwartz, a junior at Ridgewood and a member of the S.T.A.T.S. Club. “Anytime we are called on to help we are there.”

Attendees were treated to a sneak peak of Ridgewood’s production of “White Christmas” and a skit where members of the Janusian Club, dressed as children, read letters to Santa. Both acts coordinated with the event’s All I Want for Christmas theme.

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