Gals & Glitter Summer Soirée packs the house

Acme Gals Glitter 2018

This year’s Gals & Glitter Summer Soirée, held on Nov. 3, hosted by the Acme Royal Purple Elks, was a great success. We had 250 ladies join us for an evening of great food, fantastic entertainment and many prizes.

The night started out with ladies being greeted by a pop-up store run by Dirt Road Pretty out of Stettler. They came to the event with a wide selection of the great clothing that they carry in their store. Before dinner, the guests were able to enter tickets into raffle draws for larger prizes such as a party cooler, certificates for Altitude Fitness, four rounds of golf at Acme Golf Club and West Edmonton Mall tickets for four to name a few. Many ladies won more tickets by digging up diamonds in our Diamond Dig game and a few lost theirs the when they dug up coal instead.

After our delicious dinner that Tane’s Catering provided for us, we started giving away our jewelry prizes. We had nine beautiful pieces this year that were won by Terry Doherty, Lisa Peirhorott, Tracy Kelly, Jessie Bourque, Lois Becker, Myrna Empey, Sonia Requate, Daylin Letkemann, and Nancy Piepke. After we were done with some of the door prizes, we were entertained by a fashion show put on by Dirt Road Pretty. It was great to see some of our Royal Purple ladies dressed up in this year’s latest fashions After the fashion show and yet more door prizes, we were then entertained by Calgary’s Dueling Pianos. We have had these wonderful entertainers at four out of our six Gals and Glitter’s and they always put on an amazing show and keep the ladies entertained for hours. We ended evening with our Christmas Ball Raffle, where you buy a ball for $5 and it gives you a chance to win three cash prizes. Nadine Lang won $200, Kendra Donolley won $300, and Nori Tani won $400.

This year we were fortunate to have two large raffle prizes donated to us. The first was 10 nights accommodation at a Maui condo, Diane Paget was the winner of this amazing prize. We hope that she has a great time! Our second big raffle was graciously put together for us by 5 Vines Wine, Echo Sands Ranching and Korova. They paid for a Pink Limo to pick up 10 ladies in Acme and bring them to 5 Vines for a wine tasting and the evening will be topped off with dinner at Sunterra Keystone. Jessica Bourque and nine of her friends will surely be having a great time that night, so look for the Pink Dodge Ram to be rolling through Acme this January!

This year we were able to raise roughly $10,000 that be going back into Acme and surrounding communities helping groups such as Acme Playschool, Linden Playschool, Acme Daycare Centre, Acme-Linden Baseball Association, Acme-Linden Soccer Association, Acme Swimming Pool, Acme-Linden Public Libraries, Acme Sports Day, ISTAR (Institute for Stuttering and Research) and Acme-Linden Food Bank.

None of this would have been possible without all of our wonderful sponsors as all of our door prizes and raffle prizes were donated by business and community members. Throughout the evening, the Acme Elks, dressed to impress, ran our bar for us and helped keep things running smoothly for the evening. We also had Linden Citizens On Patrol providing a drive home service for our guests. All of the support that we received for our event reminds us of what a great community we live in.

If you were not able to make it this year, we hope to see you in 2020, when we hold this amazing event again.