An annual fundraising event that benefits children in the court system was called “successful” by organizers.

The 14th annual Ladies Night Out event was held Saturday night at Lansing Middle School.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the admission fees, raffles and silent auctions go to the Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA advocates for children who are involved in the court system.

“It was a successful event,” said Leavenworth Times General Manager Sandy Hattock.

She said the Leavenworth Times enjoys hosting the event each year and raising money for local charities.

“The food vendors were awesome. They all ran out of food at the end,” Hattock said.

More than 60 booths with a wide assortment of vendors were at the event.

Hattock said attendance was lower than usual this year. 

“We started keeping track six years ago and when the weather is nice, attendance is down about 30 percent,” she said. “Plus, KU and Kansas State had basketball games at the same time.”

Hattock said attendance was good at Buffalo Wild Wings that night. The restaurant hosted a fundraising event as well in conjunction with Ladies Night Out. Ten percent of the proceeds went to CASA.

Hattock said the final amount of funds raised is still being tabulated and will be announced later this week.

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