Dazzle Daze plans announced

It was “Christmas in July” as Dazzle Dazesm organizers recently kicked off plans for this year’s fundraising event.

The Conway Regional Health Foundation and Women’s Council will present the 18th Annual Dazzle Daze with the Girls’ Nite Out preview party on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds. The event continues Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23, with general shopping and other special activities. 

At the kickoff event, Conway Regional Health System President and CEO Matt Troup introduced this year’s event co-chairs, Shelia Isby and MissE Newton, who gave a brief history of the event and announced that this year’s Dazzle Daze proceeds will be used to help purchase 3D mammography equipment. In the 17-year history of Dazzle Daze, more than $760,000 has been contributed to help fund scholarships, purchase advanced equipment and provide patient and community programs.

Celebrating “Christmas in July” and announcing plans for this year’s Dazzle Daze: Santa (Wayne Cox) with event co-chairs MissE Newton and Shelia Isby. (Sonja J. Keith photo)

The event co-chairs were assisted by Santa (Wayne Cox), who announced this year’s Dazzle Daze Raffle prizes:

Grand Prize: A 14 Kt. yellow gold diamond tennis bracelet set with 5 carat total weight. Retail value: $9,000.  From Lee Ann’s Fine Jewelry

Second: A Spartan RT Pro 54” Zero Turn Mower from Moix ETC

Third: Winner’s choice travel package – Costa Rica, Walt Disney World or Sonoma Wine tour, compliments of the women’s council

Fourth: Louis Vuitton package from Braswell & Son

Fifth: Traeger Wood-Fired Grill from Moix ETC

Sixth – 10th: $200 cash

“This year, we are offering new and different prizes, with something for everyone” said MissE. “Plus, there are more opportunities to win,” added Shelia.

Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 500 tickets will be sold.

Conway Mayor Bart Castleberry was on hand at the kickoff and purchased the first raffle ticket. He expressed his appreciation to Conway Regional and the Women’s Council for its contributions to help the community.

Also new this year is the Ultimate Girls’ Nite Out Ticket, which is $100 and has a $150 value. Only 100 of the tickets will be sold. 

The ticket includes:

* Early admission to Girls’ Nite Out through a VIP entrance

* Reserved Swag Bag – no waiting in line!

* An exclusive gift – only for Ultimate GNO ticket holders

* Reserved coupon book for Girls’ Nite Out

* Friday and Saturday admission

* 12 Reindeer Raffle tickets for a chance to win items each valued at $250 and more.

Presenting sponsors for Dazzle Daze are 501 LIFE, Centennial Bank and the Conway Convention & Visitors Bureau. Additional Dazzle Daze sponsorships are available.

For more information, visit DazzleDaze.com or call 501.513.5938.