One hundred and twenty ladies, some of who stood in line beginning at 6:30 in the morning to get tickets a month before, were treated to a semi-formal dinner and dance on Saturday, April 6.
Each lady in attendance received a long-stemmed red rose and the opportunity to win diamond jewellery, a trip voucher and various other prizes.
The Annual Diamond Dinner hosted by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #56 is provided by John Haayer and his merry band of gentleman volunteers.
Kudos to John Haayer and the 11th Annual Diamond Dinner volunteers:
Kitchen crew; Bob Paterson, Chuck Whitlock, David Woods, Derek Winter and Greg Ghiloni.
Bartenders; Fred Krenn, Jim Martindale and Neal Cox.
Door and Tickets; Hans Devos, Jim Turner, Cliff Glover and Shane O’Malley.
Gentlemen Servers; Mike Talarico, Darryl Tompkins, Doug Haayer, Jason Earle, Wayne Lizotte, Wayne Terepocki, Ken Rogoski, Victor Holt, Peter Antonick, Neal Jensen, Bob Huston, Rob New, Don Krenn, Mike Wienecke, Tyler Willis, Laurie Obey, Chris Obey and JD Atkinson.
Winners of the diamond jewellery prizes are; Cheryl Later, Norma Kraetor, Kaili Thomas, Jen Dunn, and Donna Wilson.
Travel voucher winner is Janelle Morcomb and Debbie Lyon took home the cash prize.
Haayer extends his appreciation and thanks to the volunteers and to the evenings corporate sponsors; Princeton Loonie Bin and Bakery, Heart to Heart Flowers and Gifts, Princeton Taxi, Sysco Food Supplies, Peoples Jewellers and Expedia Cruise Ship Centers.
After dinner and prizes, the party continued in the lounge with attendees dancing the night away to the musical entertainment of Diane Ball, with a special performance of “Elvis’ — aka, Darryl Tompkins.