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St Patty's Bash

First Name Brenda
Last Name Dooley
E-mail brendadooley1962@gmail.com
Club Name Kinette Club of Sackville
District # 7
Number of Members 11-25
Community Size Medium-sized community (20,000-100,000)
Community Type Urban
Project Name St Patty's Bash
Type of Project (check all that apply) Ticketed event (Gala, Princess Ball, Comedy Fest, Lip Sync Battle, Trivia Night etc.)
If other, please describe
Was this project a fundraiser? Yes
Description of project On St. Patrick's Day we host a bash/dance with Beef n Barley soup. Tickets sell for $25.00 a couple. We decorate the hall in green. A local DJ plays popular Irish music periodically throughout the evening along with popular dance songs. The crowd dresses in costume and party all evening.
Service Hours 1-20
Did you leverage this project as a way to recruit new members? No
If you answered yes to the question above, please explain:
How was this project promoted in your community? We utilized all social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We posted the event in Kijiji and on local signs. Radio stations blasted out the event.
What were some challenges you faced with this project, and how could your project be improved? We sold out the first couple of years. The last couple we had about 15 left over. We realized that we need to promote it more locally.
What was the approximate budget for this project? $1,000-$5,000
If the project was a fundraiser, what were the sources of revenue for this project? 1200.00 - 1500.00 was the profit for the event. This year was our 5th
If this was a fundraiser, how much money was raised (minus expenses)? $1,000-$5000
What were the expenses for this project? DJ 300.00
cost to make the soup. $100.00.
Decorations 30.00 (We use them year after year with a few additions.)
Is there anything else you would like to share that would assist another club in duplicating this project in their community? Our local dollar store has now increased their stock of St Patrick's Day items. It's an easy event to put on.