Andrea James hugs a friend while clutching her prize

Andrea James hugs a friend while clutching her prize

Plenty of winners at Diamond Dinner

Diamonds were a girl’s best friend at the 10th annual Diamond Dinner in Castlegar last weekend.

  • May. 11, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Diamonds were a girl’s best friend at the 10th annual Diamond Dinner in Castlegar last weekend.

Well, they were for grand-prize winner Andrea James, anyway.

James walked away with the coveted prize, valued at over $5,000.

A look of shock was very clear on her face as her key opened the box holding the diamond.

Through a live auction, silent auction and raffles, each of the 275 guests had an opportunity to take home items while raising money for the Castlegar Rotary Club.

After dinner (served by the male Rotarians), guests were entertained with a fashion show by West’s and Fashion Foundations, and the ever-popular “Diamonds in the Rough” dancers — again, all male Rotarians.

The event is the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and the money raised will go toward the green gym to be built along the Millennium Walkway in Castlegar, as well as other local and international projects.

This year’s dinner sold out in three days. To be put on the ticket list for next year, contact Sandy Groutage at 365-8409.

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