'Elvis' shakes it for the ladies at the annual Diamond Dinner

'Elvis' shakes it for the ladies at the annual Diamond Dinner

Diamond dinner dazzles

More than $2,000 worth of diamonds were distributed and thousands of dollars more in other prizes at the Diamond Dinner

SEVEN HILLS—More than $2,000 worth of diamonds were distributed and thousands of dollars more in other prizes as the “Men in Black” drew a sold-out crowd for their third annual Diamond Dinner at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club last week.

Orma McDonald of Port McNeill picked up the grand prize diamond, with additional diamonds going to Deedree Fischer of Port McNeill and Tracy Laming of Port Hardy.

The event is a fundraiser for the Shriners’ “Cancer Car”. Organizers have also distributed funds to local groups, including the Girl Guides/Boy Scouts and to Eagle Ridge Manor. A portion of the funds will also be used for prizes for the annual Masons Kids Fishing Derby during Filomi Days in Port Hardy.

“The whole idea is to get everyone together and celebrate the North Island,” said Chris Stewart. “It was a huge success; it just gets better and better every year.”

The big hit of the night proved to be “Elvis”, who swiveled his hips and crooned to dancing and cheers of the mostly female audience.

Stewart credited numerous business and individual donors, both locally and from down-Island, who contributed to the prizes and the fund-raiser.

Plans are already in place for the 2015 event, which will boast a Roaring ‘20s theme.