A ROARING GOOD TIME AT ROTARY’S DIAMOND DINNER
Almost 300 local women were transported back to the Roaring 20s at the Castlegar Rotary Club’s 14th Annual Diamond Dinner. As they arrived, the ladies were greeted at a ‘Speakeasy’ door and after giving the password, were escorted by male Rotarians into the Complex, beautifully transformed with 20’s theme decorations.
The Roaring 20s theme was passed on to the women when the event was announced and more than 3/4 of the attendees were dressed in 20’s flapper outfits.
The dinner was catered by Kim’s Creations, and featured an array of appetizers, strawberry spinach salad, roast beef with Yorkshires, stuffed baked potatoes, asparagus and carrot bundles, and for dessert, sorbet with fresh fruit.
The women were entertained throughout the evening, with songs from the musical “Chicago’ by the Twin Rivers Chorale, a fashion show by Fashion Foundations, and 2 dances by the Diamonds in the Rough – Elvis Presley’s ‘Jail House Rock’ and Pitbull’s “Timber’. Many women who have been to most of the dinners commented that this year’s was the best yet.
Lightning can strike twice – Sandy Leonard, who won the diamond in 2013, went home with the grand prize – a beautiful diamond from the Gift Box as well as a gift certificate for a setting from Jo-Ann Bursey at Century 21.
This much-anticipated event is the Castlegar Rotary Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year – this year selling out in about ½ hour. The proceeds will help the Club fund its $40,000 contribution to the construction of the covered picnic pavilion at Millennium Park. Diamond Dinner co-chair Shirley Henderson wanted to thank all of the businesses for their generous contributions. “Without the amazing support of the local and regional businesses, we could not hold this event”.