It was a '70s themed good time last night at the Choose Life Ministry's 7th Annual Red Carpet Gala.
"Choose Life Ministry is a program for young women aged 18-29," shared Director Shelley Boyes. "It's a residential program where they come and stay and they work through any life struggles that they might be having. It could be anything from an eating disorder to an unplanned pregnancy to effects of abuse, anything like that."
Choose Life Ministry began in February of 2012. In 2015, they secured the land for their home and began renovations. Last year they welcomed their first residents into a temporary home. Now, the renovations have been completed and on Monday, September 24th, they will welcome their first two residents in their new, permanent location.
"Our program is free of charge to these ladies and we have to do a lot of fundraising and have to have a lot of private donations in order for our facility to operate so that's the purpose of tonight's banquet."
There were many items up for both silent and a live auction including a Cadilac from the '80s which sold for $4,500. The comedy improv duo, Don't Mind Us, kept the crowd in stitches.
While final numbers are still being tallied, Shelley shared that the silent auction brought in $1,871.25 and the live auction raised $8,945.
Check back to Discover Estevan for the final numbers next week.