West Chambers County Chamber fundraiser set to pamper local ‘divas’

John Manson of Shred-It disposes of documents Saturday morning at the Chambers County annex on Eagle Drive. The company was on hand to help local residents safely get rid of old papers to prevent identity theft.

By Luke Hales

The West Chambers County Chamber of Commerce is offering a night of fun and luxury August 18 at the Royal Purple Raceway Ranch.
The “Denim, Diamonds and Divas” fundraiser – the fifth of its kind for the Chamber — aims to let local women get together for pampering in the form of massages and makeovers, and shopping at booths served by local vendors – and serves also as a fundraiser for the Chamber.
“This is an opportunity to network, but it’s also an evening to laugh with your co-workers and firm up friendships,” said Missy Malechek, West Chambers County Chamber President.
There are massages to be had, along with artificial eyelashes and specialty hair and makeup – not to mention the tattoos, which Malechek assures are temporary.
“They’re for people who would do something they would never do otherwise,”
Malechek said with a laugh.
Shoppers will find a wide variety of unique jewelry, shoes, and home décor items, along with clothing and other surprises. Malechek said that the chamber seeks out local vendors first, so buying something there also means supporting local business.
Also featured will be a raffle for weekend getaways and a silent auction, with items handpicked by Malechek and her crew.
“With the auction items, we always try to make sure it’s something we would want in our own homes,” Malechek said.
And those who attend won’t want to eat ahead of time, as several buffets will be on hand.
One of Malechek’s favorite features of the annual fundraiser is the fact that almost everyone who attends dresses for the occasion. This year’s theme, “Denim, Diamonds and Divas,” lends itself to plenty of blue jeans and tiaras.
“It’s always fun to see what people will be wearing,” Malechek said.