Enjoy a ‘Girls Night Out’ to benefit Zionsville Community School classrooms

Shelly Petrowski of BMO Harris at last years Girls Night Out. (File photo by Teresa Skutt)
Shelly Petrowski of BMO Harris at last years Girls Night Out. (File photo by Teresa Skutt)

By Dawn Pearson and Ann Marie Shambaugh

With last year’s inaugural Girls Night Out a huge success, the Zionsville Education Foundation is bringing back the event from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Palomino Ballroom. This year’s theme: “Our Schools are Our Community’s Jewels.”

Attendees are asked to wear a piece of jewelry that has special meaning and be prepared to share the story behind it. The best story will be named the “Gem of the Night,” and the winner will receive a sterling silver and ruby necklace donated by Robert Goodman Jewelers.

Other themed events include a “Drape Yourself in Jewels” photo booth for trying out donated jewels and “The Heist,” a game that could lead to big winnings.

Proceeds from the evening will go toward the ZEF fall classroom grant cycle, which provides funding for school programs.

“Our inaugural Girls Night Out event last year was a huge success, and our committee is using the feedback we got to make this event even better,” said Tracy Phillips, ZEF executive director, in a statement. “The committee is working hard to make sure our guests enjoy their time together supporting what we all care so much about: our schools.”

The new-and-improved event will also include a large selection of appetizers, desserts and hors d’oeuvres; a raffle for an armoire filled with donated jewels; the popular Take-a-Spin wheel; and plenty of time for guests to enjoy a night out together.

“Another common comment from our guests in the past was that our patrons didn’t have time to just talk and socialize,” said Kathy Weed, event chair. “ZEF GNO activities are designed to allow our guests to mingle, have fun and support a cause.”


What: ZEF’s Girls Night Out

When: 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 27

Where: Palomino Ballroom, 481 S 1200 E, Zionsville

Cost: $75, with patron tickets available for $100

More info: Visit www.zionsvilleeducationfoundation.org or call 317-733-4805.