Last week I got to experience my second large event with the Chamber - the Lucky Ladies Night Out. On the heels of the Golf Outing, and the Crab Feast right around the corner, I know we were all thankful for a full Saturday to rest and recover. We sold 150 tickets that gave the ladies a great meal from Wing & A Prayer plus beer, wine and seltzers, and a door prize ticket. Baskets were created by our Chamber committee thanks to generous donations from our members. Baskets were each given a unique and fun name - raffle tickets were sold to bid on each one as our displayer teams walked around to showcase them throughout the evening.
I am not new to events and the enormous amount of work that goes into planning and executing them, but this event brought it all to another level. Planning began in January - LLNO is typically held in March, but after COVID crashed the party in 2020, it was decided to play it safe and cross our fingers for 2021 with an outdoor event. "Teamwork makes the dream work" is probably one of the most annoying phrases of the past few years, but it's true. Timi Hadra (IBM) led our committee to the finish line, making this one of our most successful LLNO events to date.
It's important that I make mention of how vital it is for us to have a reliable, fun, and enthusiastic set of male volunteers to ensure our ladies can chill out, have some drinks, and take a few chances on local restaurant certificates, hotel stays, spa trips, and more. Thanks to those who stepped up, showed up and who did not disappoint in the enthusiasm and theatrical departments, the ladies had a fantastic time.
It has been an exhausting year+ and we have all given up many things, including social interaction. It was a heartwarming experience to see so many people get to reconnect with friends and have fun. I hope you will join us again next year!
Thank you for your support and for helping us to continue to serve our local business community!