Pink Flamingo Fundraiser

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Pink Flamingo Fundraiser

Friday night it was girls' night out as Family Planning of the Big Horns held their 8th annual Pink Flamingo Fundraiser. Held at the Exhibit Hall at the fairgrounds, Sheridan Media's Judy Hagerott joined the party and brings us this story.

It was nothing but pink as I entered the Exhibit Hall at the fairgrounds Friday night as hundreds of ladies were gathered for the last flight of the Pink Flamingo, a fundraiser for Family Planning of the Big Horns. I had to wonder, “Do flamingos fly?” Amy Albrecht explains.

And party it was as the ladies danced, ate, drank and simply put, “let their hair down and as Albrecht tells us, it was all for a great cause.

A premier womens' event? Whoever greeted me at the door made me do a double take because that voice, even though he was in pink sure sounded male.

Now, I netted this fairy and asked him to explain his presence, but for all the noise, we had to go into the coat closet to visit. In fact, anyone I talked with had to go into the storeroom with me, but eventually we all did come out of the closet. Meet the raffle fairy, alias Bill Doughty.

Does this fairy fly?

Everyone was in pink. There were fancy gowns to roller derby chicks all dressed in pink. Food, fun, and friendships, girls just wanting to have fun. But the highlight of the evening was the “Man Auction.”

Now I have a husband and at times, I could light him on fire, so why buy a man? Paula Pacheco explains.

For all their antics, these guys brought in some pretty good money.

David Craft helped emcee the event and tells us what he saw.

Everyone I talked to, said they were there to help raise money for a good cause. Fundraising is hard work and good volunteers can be hard to find. All good things do come to an end as Albrecht explains.

Family Planning of the Big Horns is located at 128 South Thurmond in Sheridan.

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