The Johnson County Survival Adult Abuse Center's Fifth annual "Girls' Night Out" fundraiser will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 25, in the Elliot Union Ballroom at the University of Central Missouri. Survival has a goal $15,000 for this year's "Girls' Night Out" to fight domestic abuse. 

This years fundraiser theme is the roaring '20s and will be one of the biggest fundraisers yet. There will be around 25 vendors, impressive door prizes, Ms. Vintage Queen contest and raffle items. In addition to all of this, there will be both a silent and live auction. You can even get a roaring '20s themed drink in a souvenir glass.

Tickets for the fundraiser are $25 each or $200 for a reserved table of eight. Below is a detailed list of everything you can expect at the fifth annual "Girls' Night Out" take from their website, There will also be two honorary hostess, Deb Orr, former Superintendent of the Warrensburg R-VI School District and Deborah Curtis, UCM Provost and Chief Learning Officer.

Food and Drinks
  • A Great Gatsby menu inspired by the 1920's
  • Purchase a commemorative glass and receive a special drink price
  •  Amazing vendors with a variety of products and services. See "Registered Vendors" for a current list of those attending
Silent Auction
  • Travel packages
  • Home decor
  • Designer Handbags
  • Many, many more items
Live Auction
  • Girlfriends' makeover day
  • 7  Night vacation on the Island of Cozumel
  • Travel Packages
  • Desserts
Raffle Items
  • iPad Mini
  • Windows 8 Computer
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Handmade Quilt
  • Electric Kid's Car
  • Kids' Bicycles
Ms. Vintage Queen 2014 Contest
  • Dress or accessorize in 1920's attire for a chance to be crowned Ms Vintage Queen 2014
Custom Photos
  • Have your picture taken with 1920's props for a great keepsake

This is a nonprofit I have volunteered with for a few years now. I have watched this fundraiser grow from the basement for Players Restaurant and Lounge to vendors taking over the student union on campus. It is always fun to be part of this great fundraiser while giving back my community. Specifically, those who need our help for simple things we take for granted like shelter, advice, food, and most importantly, safety.

I hope to see you there!