Girls Night Out Annual Fundraiser For YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program Wins National Distinction Second Year in a Row!



(Kate Flack, July 5, 2017) - There are many fundraisers, festivals, charity events and pro-bono parties to benefit various groups all across the country, but in Charleston, W. Va., there’s only one Girls Night Out and it has earned the distinction of the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events” for August 2017. 


"Since 1985 the Southeast Tourism Society has recognized the unique, diverse and unparalleled events in the region with the Top 20 Events Program. For every month of the year, STS selects 20 events which represent the Southeast’s down home flavor through arts and crafts, music, parades, pageantry, food, sporting competitions, live entertainment and much more," the Travel Media Press Room shared in a news release. This year, Girls Night Out was selected as Top 20 Event for the month of August.


Girls Night Out, set for August 19th at the Culture Center in Charleston, West Virginia, is the season’s biggest party with a purpose: women helping women through power, passion and raising funds and awareness to eliminate domestic violence. Now attracting more than 1,000 women from the tri-state area, GNO is a party women don’t want to miss. Local restaurants prepare their tastiest bites and male volunteers wait on guests with signature cocktails, beer or wine from the open bar. Photo opportunities abound, as GNO is widely known for its stunning décor. This year’s theme: Be Boho Chic, Live Violence Free. Inside the event, guests can shop a beautifully staged silent auction of over 100 items and dance the night away to live DJ entertainment.


Other events in the southeast region receiving Top 20 Event recognition this summer include: the Greenbrier Classic in Lewisburg, WV, the Pensacola Beach Air Show in Florida, the Cajun Music & Food Festival in Louisiana, and the State Fair of West Virginia.


Last year, YWCA Resolve provided services to 2,483 individuals; provided 4,797 shelter nights to 173 victims and their children in Kanawha, Clay and Boone counties; provided 5,962 hours of case management and advocacy, safety planning and many other services, including a confidential 24-Hour crisis hotline at 304.340.3549 or toll free at 800.681.8663.  


Contact: Kate Flack, YWCA Communications & Development

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