Four years ago Linda Majetich Hansen had a great idea: It was her birthday and she wanted to celebrate with a party at the VFW, but didn’t want any gifts. So she told her women friends to come to a dance party, and to bring toiletry items for the Battered Women’s Shelter in Kingston — and wow, did they. It took two minivans to get the boxes and baskets full of soaps, shampoos, towels, bathrobes, and generous checks out of the VFW.
Now Linda’s birthday idea has become an annual event that she calls Women Helping Women. Once again, on April 24, women will turn out for a good cause and dance the night away. This time, instead of bringing items to donate, all participants will buy a $20 ticket to the dance. Proceeds will benefit the shelter. Everyone should also bring finger food: those whose last names start with the letters A-M bring an appetizer, and N-Z bring dessert. There will be wonderful door prizes that have been donated by local businesses (I won a facial from Jenkinstown Spa one year!) and a cash bar. Space is limited, so call for your ticket now (Linda 706-0625).
Women Helping Women
Friday, April 24
6:30-10:30 p.m. $20
VFW on Rte. 208 in New Paltz (Park in back!)