The Party in the Park cabaret that was hosted by the Souris Valley Theatre and Penta Completions Estevan Minor Football on August 24 proved to be a popular event, according to Maureen Ulrich, who was one of the organizers.
Around 475 people attended the cabaret, said Ulrich, and it grossed around $21,000. She was also thrilled with the music provided by country group the Chris Henderson Band and Regina classic rock group Wonderland.
"Both are great bands, and they played back-to-back and shared the stage, which was really nice," said Ulrich.
It meant that music was playing throughout the night.
The cabaret was also a celebration, Ulrich said. Not only did it mark the end of the Souris Valley Theatre's renaissance season, but the Party in the Park was held the same day as the grand reopening of the Dana Quewezance Memorial Field at the Woodlawn Athletic Park, and the home openers for minor football's two teams.
"As organizations, we really have a lot in common in terms of our location and our goals," said Ulrich. "We were of the same mindset in terms of who we wanted to come to this cabaret."
The crowd at the cabaret was very well behaved, she said.
The cabaret capped off a busy day for the two organizations. The minor football games were the first two played at the park since 2010; the park's field was damaged by the flood of 2011.
And the theatre offered a simulcast of the Saskatchewan Roughriders' 29-27 victory over the Edmonton Eskimos. Ulrich said about 50 people dropped by to watch the game on a big screen television, and to enjoy drinks and barbecued food.