Gals ‘N Glitter Fundraiser A Big Hit!

L R Doug Miller from Acme Community Centre Society and prize winner Gwendoline Franklin with Past Honored Royal Lady Vicki Thurn

On November 3, 2023, the ladies of the Acme Royal Purple Elks Lodge # 103 treated the ladies in the surrounding community to a fabulous night out. Usually held every two years this fundraiser evening has been in hiatus since the last event in November 2018.

The theme for this year’s event was Hawaiian Luau and it was sold out! Three hundred and four ladies were treated to a delicious dinner of Hawaiian dishes. There were several raffles, a hula competition, a photo booth and live entertainment from a duelling piano duo!

One of the raffles had the ladies digging for diamonds “at the beach” so they could earn tickets for various prizes. The second raffle of the night was our Get ‘n Give where the winners were awarded half of the prize in cash and they got to choose an organization for the Royal Purple to donate the other half to. Finally, we had a very generous donation of 9 nights in a Maui Condo that we awarded to one lucky winner.

The Acme Elks, dressed in their Hawaiian shirts, did a fantastic job managing the bar, including specialty Hawaiian cocktails.

In total this event raised $22,254.00! Our community partners and their sponsorships greatly aided our success and enabled us to give back to our community meaningfully.