Flamingo Fandango

by Brian Jolliff

The third Flamingo Fandango Girl’s Night Out will be held Friday, Aug. 28 in downtown Martinsburg. Funds raised from the event benefit CASA of the Eastern Panhandle.

“We held the event several years ago and ladies in the community keep asking us to please host it again,” says Leslie Crabill, past President of CASA-EP and Committee Chairperson. “It was such a fun evening and raised much needed money for abused and neglected children in our community.”

The Girl’s Night Out fundraiser is a “progressive social” that encourages participants to wear their favorite fun and crazy pink outfits and stop by participating merchants for a beverage, conversation and retail therapy.

Participants are asked to register ahead of time online at mycasaep.org. Tickets are $25 online and $30 at the door. Ladies will check in at 4 p.m. at the historic Shenandoah Hotel where they will receive a floral lei necklace, a drink and a route card. There will be a brief introduction explaining the evening then they’ll be “let loose” in downtown Martinsburg.

“The Peking, Casa Visone and The Station Grill have always been tremendous supporters of this event,” says Crabill. “We’re very excited to have several new merchants this year.”

Participating businesses will have drink specials and appetizers for all Fandango ladies. TLC Photography will be taking group photos in front of their store during the event. Photos will then be available for purchase on their website.

Crabill says that while the Girl’s Night Out is a fun and festive event, it serves to support a much more serious cause – child abuse. The fundraiser will help the nonprofit agency in two ways – by raising funds to support CASA and spreading awareness of its mission. “We do this event because there is such a great need for CASA services. Child abuse is such a sad topic to talk about, but here’s this great event that lets the community come together and shine some light on the issue,” she says. “Not only does it help CASA, but it promotes our downtown, too.”

The Flamingo Fandango Girl’s Night Out will be held from 4 to 8 p.m with an after-party at Les’ Station Grill. The event will raise proceeds for CASA of the Eastern Panhandle, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system to secure a safe and permanent home for each child.

For more information, including registration, visit www.mycasaep.org online, or email Leslie Crabill at lcrabill@mybct.com. She can also be reached by phone at 304-728-2416.

2015 ~ Hostesses

  • Leslie Crabill
  • Kresha Hornby
  • Mary Lewis
  • Elaine Bartoldson
  • Kathy Santa Barbara
  • Amanda Vance
  • Kara Klein-Gibson
  • Karen Schleuss
  • Tammy Demick
  • Gail Moxley
  • Bridget Cohee
  • Pam Neely
  • Joanne Wadsworth
  • Sherri Janelle
  • Jami Harrison
  • Sandy Sponaugle
  • Charla Cody
  • Joy Lewis

Author: Brian

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