The GFWC-WV Williamson Woman’s Club hosted their 7th Annual Girls Night Out event on Saturday, May 3rd. Over 200 ladies dressed for the evening's theme, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and it was a fantastic evening!
The Williamson Fire Department event space was beautifully decorated in shades of black, silver, Tiffany blue and of course, strands of pearls. A café’ setting, coffee bar, and blue-box cookies in the lobby provided a perfect photo- op. Inside the main event hall, dancing began at 5:00 pm.
Ladies were up on their feet dancing and snapping pictures.
“We work on Girls Night Out nearly the entire year. Deciding the theme, decorating schemes, menu, prizes to be auctioned, but the last two weeks before the event we really push to get all projects completed. It’s a lot of late nights, but we know this fundraiser is important,” says Chris Dotson, club president.
Girls Night Out is a fundraiser for the Tug Valley Recovery Shelter. Located in Williamson, this domestic violence recovery shelter serves Mingo and Logan County West Virginia and a portion of Pike County, Kentucky.
After dancing ended, a catered dinner was served at 6:00 pm. During the announcements, Williamson Woman’s Club member, Jennifer Totten was introduced. Totten offered her emotional story of living in the shelter as a teen with her mother and sibling. During her story, Totten explained one of the reasons she wanted to be involved with the Williamson Woman’s Club is because of the Girls Night Out Fundraiser because she personally understands how important the domestic violence recovery shelter is.
If you’re thinking this sounds like a serious event, you’re only half correct. Although the club takes the event seriously because the funds raised through it are so vitally important to the shelter, the evening is always a riot! During the auction portion of the evening, several local men donated gifts to be auctioned and many of them took to the microphone to auction their gifts. As always, they add lots of fun and hysterics to the night.
Williamson Woman’s Club member, Judy Taylor says, “We can’t thank the guys enough that donated gifts and came to help work the event with us. They were so much fun, and we hope they will join us again next year.”
Dotson says, “We appreciate our supporters and all of those attending. We hope everyone enjoys the night and plans to attend again next year!”
This year’s tickets sold out weeks before the event. If you want to get your tickets for Girls Night Out 2020 before they’re all gone, follow the GFWC-WV Williamson Woman’s Club page on Facebook. The club will post updates as they become available for the next event.
We can’t wait for Girls Night Out 2020! Don’t miss a great time for a great cause!
Note: The GFWC-WV Williamson Woman’s Club had not determined the full donation amount at the time this was written. Why? Donations were still coming in! How great is that?! As soon as they know, we will let you know!