Kristmas with the Kinettes

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November 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Saturday marks the sixth go-around for the annual Kristmas with the Kinettes event, where individuals or office groups can sign up and party, all the while raising funds for good causes.
“It’s just a fundraiser for the Kinette Club, we have a lot of fun hosting events and bar tending and stuff like that, so we thought it would be a good fit for us to raise some money for the community,” said Wendy Sidoryk, president of the Lloydminster Kinettes. 
“We offer it to anyone, like friends can come out, or a lot of people use it for their staff Christmas party; this year we have supper and name-that-tune and a DJ dance to follow.”
Though there’s no specific project in mind for the funds raised at the event, Sidoryk said all the money goes back into the community by various means like donations to the Interval Home, the Goat’s Christmas Wish, and to local individuals in need of financial assistance.
Kristmas with the Kinettes sells out more years than not, serving roughly 250 people annually, making it a successful fundraiser worthy of support.
“Our motto is “serving the community’s greatest needs” so it’s important for us to have some funds available when we do—like last year we had a few individual requests from people in the community who were looking for money themselves, like, people are having a hard time around Christmastime, or somebody with a disability was looking for at trip,” said Sidoryk.
“We’re just looking to meet as many people’s needs as we can, that’s why we like to have some money set aside, so we can give back a little more.”
Though the Kinettes try to sell the event to small office Christmas parties, everyone is welcome, whether it’s one or two people or a party of 50, Sidoryk said they’ll accommodate anybody who’s interested in attending.
She added people enjoy the evening because it’s a smaller, more intimate affair, compared to larger Christmas parties of 500 to 1,000 people, where often times attendees can’t even hear the entertainment.
“At our’s it’s nice and small, everybody has a good view of the entertainment, it’s easy to get around and mingle and still be with your group and meet up with other people as well,” she said. For anyone who wants to party with the Kinettes, the event is taking place at the Centennial Civic Centre starting at 6 p.m with tickets for $50 apiece or $360 for a party of six.
For more information call Lisa at 306-825-6809.

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