Biz Look: Edmond Women's Club

Written by Maria Veres in the February 2020 Issue

Edmond Women's Club

Fighting the February blahs? Edmond Women’s Club (EWC) has the cure. EWC’s annual Hollywood Nights Gala is on February 15th, and you’re invited.

Dinner, Dancing, and More

KFOR’s Joleen Chaney will emcee the event. After a silent auction and cocktail hour, guests will enjoy an elegant dinner featuring tasty drink options, beef tenderloin, chicken, a vegetable medley, and choice of desserts.

The evening includes a live auction, and EWC president Denise Roberts promises that some unusual, enticing items are on offer. “Picture cute, cuddly and furry, but not a cat or koala,” she says. Acclaimed motion sports artist Bill Patterson will produce a live painting during the event, which will also be auctioned.

Dancing, casino-style gaming, live entertainment, and a bourbon tasting will make the celebration complete. If you don’t want the party to end, you can stay at the Hilton Garden for a special rate.

Falling on Valentine’s weekend, the gala offers the perfect chance to celebrate close to home. “You don’t have to fight crowds,” says Denise. “Just grab your date, and enjoy a wonderful evening.”

Supporting Local Nonprofits

“The gala is our premier fundraising event,” says Denise. All proceeds go back to the community as scholarships and grants. Some of the many organizations EWC supports include the HOPE Center of Edmond, UR Special Ministries, and Edmond Mobile Meals.

EWC awards new grants annually, and nonprofits must reapply every year. The club’s grants committee carefully reviews each application. Representatives from many nonprofits who have received grants will attend the gala.

Founded in 1983, Edmond Women’s Club has raised over $3 million for the community. The gala is an opportunity for everyone to be involved in giving back to Edmond. “We put a lot of effort into making each gala better than the prior year,” says Denise. “It’s a fabulous time, and it’s for a great cause.”

The EWC Hollywood Nights Gala will be held at the Edmond Hilton Garden Inn at 6:00 PM on Saturday, February 15th. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit www.ewc.org

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