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Tickets went quick to the MCC Thrift Shop's Ladies Shopping Night in Portage

Ladies shopping night a quick sell out

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

MCC Manager Kevin Hamm is excited about the first Ladies Shopping Night since tickets sold out in record timing. (file photo/The Graphic)

MCC Manager Kevin Hamm is excited about the first Ladies Shopping Night since tickets sold out in record timing. (file photo/The Graphic)

Water runs downhill, and ladies love to shop.

Tickets to the Portage MCC Thrift Shop’s first Ladies Shopping Night November 27 in Portage la Prairie sold out quicker than organizer Kevin Hamm ever thought they would.

“The event filled up really fast,” says MCC manager, Kevin Hamm. “That’s good news for our charities, but it isn’t good news for those that just heard about it lately. We didn’t realize it would be so popular and we had to cap ticket sales at 80.”

Hamm says since November is Domestic Violence and Abuse Prevention Month they wanted to shine a light on the issue. At the same time, he also felt they needed to provide a meaningful and fun event to the women of the community. The event will benefit two organizations that work to combat domestic violence and abuse. One is the Portage Family Abuse Prevention Center, or the women’s shelter in Portage, and MCC Manitoba’s Abuse Response and Prevention Program (ARPP).

“All ticket sales will go directly to the shelter and all the shopping funds raised will go to the MCC Manitoba’s ARPP,” adds Hamm. “The way this took off it could become a regular thing. We just need to get the word out sooner so other people can have a shot at it.”

The event will feature specialty coffees, teas, and dainties for all those lucky enough to get a ticket. If you still want to help out you can donate directly to either of the two charities


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