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Ladysmith’s Outrageous lip-sync event was ‘fun, fun, fun’

Business community fundraiser was held April 15 at Aggie Hall
Braiden Stevenson and a team of dancers perform their first-place lip-sync routine at the Outrageous Evening at Aggie Hall on Saturday, April 15. (Photo submitted)

It was advertised as an outrageous evening and from all reports that is what it turned out to be.

The Outrageous Evening fundraiser put on by the Ladysmith Downtown Business Association and the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, April 15, bold, brassy, startling, flashy and so much more, but to put it into one word, it was fun.

The Aggie Hall was totally full. Doors opened at 6 p.m. and by 6:15 p.m. there was a crowd lined up around the corner waiting to get in. The hall was decorated with a set of fire-engine red lips, along with lights including a disco ball, and it was apparent that the event was going to be a floor-stomper.

The program consisted of a total of six lip-sync acts along with performances by drag queen artist Flannery Pajamas.

Organizers Brianne Mactier and Tylor Nelson welcomed the packed house and encouraged the audience to not just enjoy the six lip-sync acts but to also let their hair down and take advantage of finally being able to meet and have fun.

“We felt it was time to get things back on track and people getting out and having fun, and as it turned out it was an amazingly fun evening,” said Cheri Mactier, a past organizer of the event.

Braiden Stevenson was chosen the winner, the Wild Poppy Bistro and Old Town Bakery took second and Rod Alsop was third.

“All the acts were top notch. It was very hard to judge and pick the top three because every act put so much into their performance,” said Brenda Clark, one of the judges. “The first place team of Braiden Stevenson and the eight young dancers doing Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels was perfect. Everyone moved as one and the costumes were bang on. Fun, fun, fun.”

Duck Paterson, another judge, said the event was “hugely entertaining” and he complimented the performers for their talents.

“You could sit there and actually think the folks on the stage were doing the singing,” he said. “It was hard to judge, especially because it was all about having fun and that was the most successful part of the whole event.”

Thunders Truck mobile food van was parked outside the hall and provided a distinct menu for event-goers and the Ladysmith Kinsmen Club supplied the bar service.

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Outrageous Evening co-host Brianne Mactier thanks local perfomers on stage at the close of the event Saturday, April 15. (Submitted photo)

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