Stettler ladies indulge themselves at library fundraiser

The library wanted Stettler women to be pampered at this year’s Bubbles and Bling Ladies Night fundraiser.

Attendees of the Stettler library’s Bubbles and Bling fundraiser take advantage of the photo booth on May 3.

Attendees of the Stettler library’s Bubbles and Bling fundraiser take advantage of the photo booth on May 3.

The library wanted Stettler women to be pampered at this year’s Bubbles and Bling Ladies Night fundraiser.

The library has held ladies’ nights before, but this year they wanted to go bigger with a fundraiser. Library assistant manager Crystal Friars estimates that the library sold 65 tickets for the event. Library manager Mary Zazelenchuk wants to use the funds for furniture and technology in the new wing.

Attendee Lindsey Bromley attended the fundraiser because she thinks supporting the library is important.

“I think it’s an important resource for the community,” she said.

True to its pampering theme, fundraiser attendees could get a neck massage, paraffin treatments, or threading. They could also partake in an electronic foot massage and a self-serve nail polish bar.

If they desired, the women at the event could pick out a silly hat from the options provided and take a picture in the photo booth.

As well, there were draws done throughout the night for books and other items, and a silent auction with items donated by local individuals and businesses.

“I like the silent auction,” said attendee Karen Bromley, when asked about her favourite part of the night.

“There are lots of good items to bid on,” Lindsey added.

Those items included a popcorn gift basket, a homemade quilt, and bath products.

The ladies at the event could also indulge in a buffet of hors d’oeuvres, including a chocolate fountain.

The decorations were all female-centric, with a display of female-friendly books, and Pretty in Pink playing on a TV in the corner.

The event was primarily a fundraiser, but Zazelenchuk had a larger purpose in mind for the event.

“I’m hoping that they see the library as an accessible place to come, as a fun place to come, and as a place where you can do other things other than show up, pick up a book, and leave,” she said.