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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Gorgeous Gals Gala is Saturday


October 5, 2017

WORLAND – The 23rd annual Gorgeous Gals Gala is Saturday at the Worland Community Center Complex. The event, put on by the Gorgeous Gals and the Worland Business and Professional Women’s organization starts at 6 p.m. with a reception, a dinner around 7 p.m. and entertainment around 8 p.m.

During the reception event hostess Wendy Press Sweeny stated that there will be short presentations on the different resources that are available in the community for community members. “We are going to have Jay Stallings speaking on behalf of the hospital to let people know what’s available at the hospital for cancer patients. Playing for Hope [volunteers] is going to spend a few minutes explaining their program, how to apply for their funds, what they can do for cancer survivors and patients and the Washakie Hospital Foundation [members] is going to present on who they serve and what they serve and what is available through their program,” she said.

The menu for dinner is designed from around the world with food items from Greece, Italy, Germany, Japan and China, Sweeny said. “We are having an international feast,” she added.

The Gorgeous Gals will be providing the entertainment with a series of Carol Burnett skits and Sweeny said that last she heard Tim Conway, Harvey Korman and Bob Newhart would be featured.

According to Sweeny, the Gorgeous Gals use the proceeds from this event for many special projects. They furnish wigs for cancer patients; put out the Coping with Cancer magazine which is furnished to doctors’ offices around the Big Horn Basin; obtain special mammogram X-ray equipment; donate to the cancer bus fund which transports patients to and from Cody for treatment, provide families in financial need while a loved one deals with cancer.

After the entertainment there will be a raffle for items such as half a processed pig, a pink .22 rifle and more. Money raised from the raffle will go to support scholarships offered by the Worland Business and Professional Women’s organization.

Sweeny stated that the Gorgeous Gals Gala is a way for the community to be involved in the fight against cancer. The Gorgeous Gals are all cancer survivors. They range in age from their 30s to their 80s. Some have been survivors for a few short months, others for many years. All have managed to maintain their sense of humor and they desire to help educate the public about cancer in a light, entertaining way.


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