Saturday night we joined our friends from HomeTown Heroes at Shagging For Dollars – a Monroe Shag Club Charity Event supporting HomeTown Heroes and Healthquest.
And let’s just say Mel and I were a little over dressed. Seriously. I have to give myself a little break here. I mean, I made it clear I had NO IDEA what “Shagging For Dollars” was.
I made some assumptions:
I assumed it was some sort of dancing, party event – I assumed the attendees would be dancing – WRONG.
I assumed since the ticket said “Wild Wild West” theme it was a “dress” up event. So, so very WRONG.
So Mel and I dress up in our best Indian wear – I mean you can’t have the Wild West without Indians right? As we are driving down the road, moms are pointing at us with their kids looking at us, waving, and laughing. I mean would you blame them?
My first indication something was very wrong was when we got out of our car and started walking, the couple next to us asked, “Are you in the show?”.
OMG…what show? And why aren’t YOU dressed up? Mel is looking at me like “What in the world did you get us into?” and all I can do is smile and cross my fingers that we aren’t the ONLY ones dressed up.
I was so relieved when we walked in and there was a group of “Cowboys” standing there…and then…they walked into the event room and got on the stage to perform. &*@#^&()!!!!! Are you kidding me?
We walk into the room – Are there we are…two Indians in full garb surrounded by…tables full of people dressed in EVERYDAY CLOTHING WATCHING the “Wild Wild West Show”. Talk about crashing a party. BOTH of my assumptions were shot down in a matter of seconds.
It felt like everyone in that room (and we are talking a couple hundred) turned and looked at us. We backed out ever so slowly. Mel looked at me and said “I can’t believe you did this to me Katie,” and we both started laughing. Not one who likes to bring attention to myself, I sure did make sure we stood out like a sore thumb that night. Jeez. So we walk on the outside of the room and go to get a snack. Not one who drinks very often, I said, “I need a drink Mel. Like NOW.” As we were snacking on our food, Stacy sees us and calls us over to her table. Thank God. At least now we were with people we knew!
Sitting with some of the greatest people at HomeTown Heroes, Donnie, Stacy, Forrest, Colette, Mike, and Windy, we ended up having such a good time for such a good cause! We were helping HomeTown Heroes earn some money for the kids they support.
We watched as the Monroe Shag Club put on an great Wild West Show, individual and couple Shag Club Members also danced for us. There was a silent auction and 50/50. It was definitely a successful benefit for HomeTown Heroes and I am so honored to have been a part of it. It ended up being such a fun night – even if Mel and I looked like we actually belonged on that stage.
I can’t wait for the next HomeTown Heroes event I can attend! I love being able to support such a good cause! Check HomeTown Heroes out on Facebook to find out about who they are and what their next event will be! You never know, you might just catch me when I make another assumption I shouldn’t!
Oh, and by the way, Stacy, one of the members of HomeTown Heroes has now dubbed me “Grace”. Seems as if I am getting a reputation over there. First I spend all day baking cheesecakes for the Sugar Plum Bake Off only to turn around and walk out when I realize I should not have cut my cake, falling down the stairs, getting burned to a crisp at the Golf Tournament, and now dressing like an Indian at a non dress up event. Hmmm….what will I mess up next?