It is Valentine’s Day on Monday and the Mesquite Showgirls are doing their celebrating in one of the only ways they know how… “Flashy and showy” in Western-style fashion! The Mesquite Showgirls will be hosting their special annual event “Denim and Diamonds Dance” at 6:00 pm within the Rising Star Ballroom. The event is a big fundraiser for the 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides that extra bling to charitable events, sports, festivals, and just about any “Gotta Go” activity in Mesquite and surrounding areas.
The event will include a delectable buffet dinner of steak and shrimp, while the entertainment will be provided by one of the premier local bands, Mesquite Café Blue Band. Along with the succulent dinner and masterful entertainment, there will also be raffles, prizes, and of course denim and diamonds. The event is a pristine opportunity for men to wear their cowboy denim while the women are able to “glamorize” up and get “glitzy” with their diamonds and best to wear.
Unfortunately, the event has not been able to be held for the past couple of years due to the pandemic, after the first two successful years of the event proposed by Linda Gault, a member of the Mesquite Showgirls, in 2018.
The whole gala is a cost of $75 donation per ticket. To purchase tickets, contact Mesquite Showgirls President Becky Boyd at (801) 699-9947.
The article below was written by Linda Villanueva of the Mesquite Showgirls:
It’s a Beautiful Thing by Linda Villanueva
*Names were changed in consideration of the privacy of the individuals.
I think everyone likes a feel-good story and how the chain of events just line-up perfectly for a great outcome. This is such a story. It begins with the Mesquite Showgirls’ Annual Denim and Diamond event on Monday, February 14, 2022. For every Denim and Diamond event, a certain number of tickets are purchased and set aside to give to a few of our local Veterans. This year, we had six donated tickets.
That’s the first two chain of events. The third chain includes Kitty and Howard. Kitty expressed a desire to attend the Denim and Diamond event, but the monetary factor was a little out of their range. But it so happens that Howard is a veteran, and as it turned out, they were given the last two donated tickets. They were so happy.
The fourth chain of events continues with Kitty and Howard, and their friend, Susan. You see, Kitty is undergoing chemo treatments, and on this particular day, Howard was unable to take Kitty. So, their friend, Susan, offered and took Kitty to make her appointment. Howard was so grateful that he wanted to do something nice for their friend. Kitty called me and asked if they were able to buy just one ticket. I called Becky Boyd, the president of the Mesquite Showgirls to inquire if there was still a ticket left to purchase. It so happened that the next chain occurred with Becky expressing to me that she was pondering how she was going to sell the last “lone” ticket.
The last chain of events is that the ticket was donated to Kitty and Howard for their friend, Susan. The chain of events to this story all worked for the good of everyone involved. Won’t you agree, that this is a beautiful thing. And it’s the kind of thing the Mesquite Showgirls do best and that is to give back to their community.