Dancing the night away
One of the highlights of the Ladies Night Out was the chance to do a dance from years gone by! Nancy Morgan from Workshop Dance Studio in Kemptville got the ladies up and dancing following Juli’s Fashion Show. Thompson Goddard photo

One of the most anticipated delicacies at the Ladies Night Out fundraiser for House of Lazarus in Mountain is the potato martini with its choice of toppings. Thompson Goddard photo

SOUTH DUNDAS – Close to 150 people gathered for an evening of food, fun and fashion at Matilda Hall for the 2020 Ladies Night Out in support of the House of Lazarus, held on Feb. 29.

House of Lazarus executive director Cathy Ashby explained this is a major fundraiser for the outreach programs such as Operation Backpack, Handyman Hero and the Birthday Club Program. In addition, since May 2017, the House of Lazarus has operated “Dinner on the House” on Thursdays at Knox Presbyterian Church in Mountain providing the opportunity for people to gather and enjoy a meal as well as fellowship.

As the evening began, people browsed the vendors at the event (close to 25 vendors were there), visited with friends and made bids at the silent auction. The event’s signature potato martini was served up to the delight of guests, followed by delicious dessert. Each person who attended the Ladies Night Out also received a gift bag to take away.

During the event, two fashion shows were held, one from Juli’s Fashion in Morrisburg and the other by Jac’s Boutique in Kemptville. Nancy Morgan from the Workshop Dance Studio in Kemptville got the ladies up and dancing. There was also a presentation from The Ottawa Bra Clinic, which provided entertainment and enjoyment for those that attended the evening out.

Kim Merkley, client services manager for the House of Lazarus, thanked everyone for coming out and supporting House of Lazarus once again this year. Ashby thanked the community for its support as well as the Chesterville and South Mountain Scotiabank branches for their continued support of the event.

Dundas County once again demonstrated its support for those local organizations which provide a helping hand to those in need.