Oh, yes, it's 'Ladies Night'

PLATTSBURGH - They aren't girls behaving badly, but they're women who know how to have a good time.

The Ladies Night Out group is getting ready to host their annual fundraiser this Friday, April 30, with a special focus in mind - helping the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The group has typically hosted the fundraiser to benefit the CVPH Fitzpatrick Cancer Center, said organizer Tracy Graves, but this year decided to help Relay for Life - another annual event which helps those with cancer.

"I have a team participating and so do some of the other ladies who have joined [Ladies Night]," said Graves. "So, we thought what better way this year then to have it benefit Relay for Life."

Ladies Night features displays from several vendors with items such as handmade jewelry, designer-inspired handbags and wildlife artwork, as well as Avon, Tupperware and The Pampered Chef, among others. Displays from local businesses like Liberty Family Travel and Plattsburgh Silk Floral, will also be set up, said Graves. The evening gets a little more interesting with booths like Party Gals, which features adult novelties.

"That's a popular table, I must say," Graves said, laughing.

The evening also includes a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing and entertainment by Dave's DJ Service.

"So, after we're done with our little business kind of thing, we can move that out and the ladies can just sort of kick back and have fun for the evening," said Graves. "And, raise money at the same time."

This Friday's fundraiser will be held at American Legion Post 20, 162 Quarry Road, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission for the event is a $5 donation at the door.

Even though the even is called "Ladies Night Out," Graves said she and her fellow sistren don't discriminate.

"Men are welcome, too," said Graves with a smile.

Donations are also needed for the Chinese auction, noted Graves.

For more information or to make a donation, contact her at 578-5233 or 236-5191.

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