Hundreds of people turned out Saturday to eat, shop, socialize and raise money for two local agencies.

The Leavenworth Times hosted its 15th annual Ladies Night Out event at the Heritage Center in downtown Leavenworth.

Ticket sale profits will go to the Alliance Against Family Violence and the First Judicial District CASA Association. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.

“I was thrilled with the turnout and the support for CASA and the Alliance Against Family Violence,” said Sherry Brown, president of the board of directors of the AAFV.

Brown estimated that attendance was about 400.

“I thought the event went great,” said Kelly Meyer, director of CASA. “The attendance was great and it seemed like everyone was having a good time.”

“It was so fun,” said Krystal Hagemaster, multi-media sales executive at the Leavenworth Times. “I really enjoyed the atmosphere and being able to see all the ladies enjoying themselves. There was dancing, laughter, shopping, food and lots of smiles. It was an honor to be able to help raise funds for two wonderful organizations that really make an impact on our community.”

Hagemaster also wanted to thank all of the area businesses, vendors and organizations that helped make the event a success.

“It showed me how our community really comes together to help one another,” she said.

“I want to thank the Leavenworth Times for sponsoring this and putting it all together,” Brown said. “It takes an enormous amount of work.”