Putting the fun back in fundraiser

Herald file photo. The sixth annual Pajama Party Fundraiser runs on Saturday, Jan. 21, starting at 6 p.m. Organizer Michelle McKeaveney said they try to make the event as affordable as possible so everyone can afford it.

When Michelle McKeaveney began organizing the inaugural Pajama Party Fundraiser she wasn’t expecting to create an annual event.

McKeaveney simply wanted to create a unique and affordable fundraiser for Prince Albert residents. She was excited to find out there was so much interest.

“There seemed to be such an interest in something different to raise money and that was on the affordable side,” McKeaveney said. “We have lots of galas and we have lots of black tie events, and this was just kind of unique in its nature.”

Since the inaugural event in 2012, the annual Pajama Party fundraiser has become a hit. At past events, patrons would line up outside in order to get in, and for the organizers, the women who attended became like family.

“It’s really kind of neat to see the come out each year and be so excited about it,” McKeaveney said.

The party theme changes every year, and this one is no different. This year’s fundraiser uses a Vegas theme, complete with a casino area, a hypnotist, a live DJ and an Elvis impersonator.

For the rest of this story, please see the Jan. 19 online or print edition of the Daily Herald.