Diamonds & Spurs, aka ‘adult prom,’ sells out
January 19, 2011
Craig Rotary Club members said they have plenty to do in advance of Saturday's Diamonds & Spurs dinner and dance at the Moffat County Pavilion.
Sales for the event have gone well — the event is sold out. Normally, the club sells tickets for 10 to 15 tables at the event. This year, the club sold 20.
"It's been the best year we've had with ticket sales, at least in the seven years I've been involved," Rotary Club Treasurer Randy Looper said.
"We've never, that I've known of, sold out in advance and we sold out this weekend."
Sometimes referred to as an "adult prom," the event is formal.
"People get used to being locked up inside and it's just a nice time to get out," Looper said. "The decorations we do are really nice and fancy. It's an exquisite type affair, yet for Craig, anyone can go.
"It's not an elite-type thing — it's just a nice time out with your friends, family, wife, whoever you want to take."
As in recent years, Brothers Custom Processing will provide the food. Hyperformance Audio, of Craig, will provide the music.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and dancing will start around 8:15 p.m. and last until midnight, Looper said.
There will also be a raffle for a high-end piece of jewelry from Kester Jewelry.
This year's item is a pendant/earring ensemble made of white gold with various colored stones and small diamonds that is valued at $1,500.
Raffle tickets cost $10 and are only sold at the event. There will also be items from Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply and Furniture Connection.
While the event has hosted up to 230 people in previous years, this year the Rotary Club limited the event to 190 seats, the same as last year.
Looper said the change was made to keep visitors comfortable.
"We've gone all over the place (in attendance numbers) and have pretty much found that much more than 190 people, it gets too tight," he said. "It makes it comfortable and enjoyable for everyone so you can dance, you don't have that long of lines at the buffet. It's just the right number for the Pavilion."
Looper said money raised from the event funds the club's numerous local projects as well as scholarships for local high school students.