Flapping Good Time at Girls’ Night Out

They were invited to show up in their 1920s best, and they did, by the dozens.

Staying true to a “Speakeasy” theme for Girls’ Night Out, many ladies came to the Green Valley Administration Center on Oct. 4 wearing flapper dresses and feathered headdresses, pearls and sequins, while several gentlemen wore pin-striped suits and sported Tommy guns. 

The fourth annual Girls’ Night Out had a “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby” theme and approximately 175 “divas” enjoyed beverages and hors d’oeuvres while they perused an array of shoe, jewelry and scarves vendors and received skin and makeup consultations from experts of the NorthBay Reflections Skin and Laser center.   

Ticketholders were then ushered into a “lounge” where, once seated, they learned that Tina Benedict had been named winner of the 2013 Christine Franklin Award. Benedict, a local business owner and accomplished singer, and a NorthBay Healthcare Foundation board member, accepted the award on behalf of several of her family members who have been long-time supporters of NorthBay Healthcare, its women’s health services and the NorthBay Alzheimer Adult Day Center.

The crowd was then entertained by Hypo Diva Marsha Starr, who invited members of the audience up to be hypnotized, and nearly 20 took the challenge Those who fell into a hypnotic state were encouraged to act out in a number of ways, such as strutting their stuff as a contestant in a Miss America pageant, or trying to talk their way out of a speeding ticket after driving a super-fast car, all to the delight of the crowd. 

Funds raised will support NorthBay’s Center for Women’s Health.