Fifty-two Faulkner County women from diverse walks of life have joined forces to plan and organize the Conway Regional Women's Council project, Dazzle Dazesm. In its 15th year, Dazzle Dazesm is scheduled for Nov 17-19 at the Conway Expo Center.Two volunteers work at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE); another is a member of the Conway City Council. Other members include an architect, a CPA, nurses, a church administrator, a photographer, a leader at Bethlehem House, an educator, a spa owner, educators, a county employee, a doctor's clinic employee, a few homemakers and a doctor's wife or two. "They represent the deep commitment that the community has for Conway Regional and for Conway Regional Women's Council," said Marla Hambuchen, Special Events Coordinator for the Conway Regional Health Foundation.Julie Finley of Greenbrier, who has served as the event site planner and layout designer since Dazzle Dazesm began in 2001, agreed. "There was a lot of sweat and elbow grease that went into that first $10,000 check. Now, we are a huge group of driven women," said Finley. "There is a lot of love for Conway Regional and for the community that goes into the project. It's a labor of love."Proceeds from Dazzle Dazesm go toward health care at Conway Regional. Over the past 14 years the event has provided over $580,000 to help fund such projects as a new surgery and obstetrics addition, mammograms for underserved women, the Fabulous You Boutique that supports women going through cancer, academic scholarships for health care students and medically needed scholarships to the Conway Regional Health & Fitness Center, along with equipment for the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Nursery and the Critical Care Unit.One of the newest volunteers is Jennie Felling, Chief Deputy Treasurer for Faulkner County and the new co-chair for the Dazzle Dazesm Pajama Party. This year the party, which features story time with Mr. & Mrs. Claus, is moving to Saturday mornings and a Teddy Bear Clinic has been added.Jennie's first interest in Dazzle Dazesm was as a shopper. In her second year as a volunteer, she is pumped about this year's activities. " We are moving the PJ Party to Saturday to get more kids involved. It's fun to watch the kids with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. I know how much my children enjoyed Santa, and now I get to help other kids enjoy that experience, and what kid doesn't like to doctor up a teddy bear."Cherie Flowers is chairing the Reindeer Raffle, a traditional Dazzle Dazesm event which gives shoppers an opportunity to win prizes. Flowers, a proposal manager at HPE and a five-year volunteer, said, "I enjoy visiting with the community, asking for in-kind gifts and talking about the Women's Council. It's fun to see a project start from the beginning and see it all the way through to the end." The Reindeer Raffle is part of Girls' Nite Out and is held during Friday and Saturday general shopping hours. A few early prizes this year include a Yeti gift package, an iPad, a custom built children's farm house table, a photography package and a La-Z-Boy recliner.This year's Dazzle Dazesm co-chairs, Wendy Nelson and Pam Sims, are happy to have the help of so many volunteers like Cherie and Jennie.Wendy Nelson said, "We have 16 sub-committees, all of which have chairs and some also have co-chairs, and then each subcommittee has several members as well. Without them, it just wouldn't happen. We also have about 120 volunteers the week Dazzle Dazesm who will be doing everything from helping to feed our merchants to staffing the door prize table and helping with tickets. Set up begins early in the week and volunteers help make that happen as well."She is quick to remind readers that Dazzle Daze raffle tickets are on sale with a variety of prizes this year including:⢠2016 red Ford Mustang convertible from Smith Ford, valued at more than $30,000⢠a two-day, four-person, guided duck hunting trip courtesy of Cypress Crossing in Stuttgart, valued at $4,200.⢠A Polaris Outlaw 110 ATV from C2 Powersports⢠Traeger wood fired grill donated by Moix RV with a $500 gift certificate for meat⢠$1,000 furniture gift certificate, donated by Cajun Brothers FurnitureFor more information about Dazzle Daze or the raffle visit www.DazzleDaze.com or call 501.513.5191.