Kaibab Learning Center celebrates successful Western Dance, biggest fundraiser of the year

Kaibab Learning Center staff Judy Stewart, Kate Maragos, Michelle Pahl, Denise Lizaola, Claudia Rosales, Nadia Torabi and Isabel Karlsberger. Children from left: Marianna Yanez, Karime Yanez, Nadeesha Vazquez and Elizabeth Rojas. Photo/Michelle Pahl

Kaibab Learning Center staff Judy Stewart, Kate Maragos, Michelle Pahl, Denise Lizaola, Claudia Rosales, Nadia Torabi and Isabel Karlsberger. Children from left: Marianna Yanez, Karime Yanez, Nadeesha Vazquez and Elizabeth Rojas. Photo/Michelle Pahl

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Kaibab Learning Center's annual Western Dance fundraiser, Nov. 7 had a successful turnout, with those in attendance enjoying an evening of fun, food, dancing and raffle prizes.

"We want to thank The Grand Hotel. They let us use their whole dining room for the event, which was absolutely beautiful. On top of that, they donated a full buffet for 100 people. We kept hearing all night about how great the food was," said Michelle Pahl, director at Kaibab Learning Center. "We'd also like to the thank everyone who donated items for our raffle. The donations were beyond what we expected and I think it added to the total tickets sold for the raffle, because the prizes were so amazing."

This was the first year the event was held at The Grand hotel in Tusayan, which Pahl said had lots of positive response.

"It was the perfect setting for a western theme," she said. "The feedback from them was great, so hopefully we can do it again there next year."

Food included pulled pork, chicken and potato salad served buffet style.

Prizes raffled off during the event included four hopper tickets to Disneyland, Bearizona passes for a carload of people, a sunset tour for two from Pink Jeep tours, dinner for two at the El Tovar and a one-hour massage among other prizes.

All proceeds raised by the event go back to KLC for general upkeep at the facility.

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