Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club Makes a ‘Deal’

The Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club was seeking clever alternatives to raise money towards the remodel of its clubhouse at 901 Haverford.

It discovered that the venerable CBS show “Let’s Make a Deal,” with host Wayne Brady, offers money to teams, clubs, church groups, youth groups and bands that simply join the studio audience.

Ten Palisades residents gamely dressed up for the show. “All audience members are interviewed as potential contestants,” said Nancy Niles, a Woman’s Club member. She noted that although no one in the group was selected to go on stage, “it was great fun and a memorable experience!”

At right: Residents who participated in Let’s Make a Deal were (left to right, top row) Rose Ellen Eichenseer, Don Eichenseer, Haldis Toppel, Cathi Ruddy (PPWC president), Jenny Gularte, Nancy Niles and Lisa Glenn and (left to right, bottom row) Gina Jakel, Joanna Curtis and Georgia Wagniere.

At right: Residents who participated in Let’s Make a Deal were (left to right, top row) Rose Ellen Eichenseer, Don Eichenseer, Haldis Toppel, Cathi Ruddy (PPWC president), Jenny Gularte, Nancy Niles and Lisa Glenn and (left to right, bottom row) Gina Jakel, Joanna Curtis and Georgia Wagniere.

The show donated $50 per person and the club received $500 that it will put to good use. “The Club was the big winner,” Niles said.

The show advertises that more than $7 million in cash and prizes is given away annually, which means an average of about $80,000 in cash and prizes per day. It is filmed Wednesday through Saturday in Van Nuys. Tickets are free.

For more information, visit cbs.com/shows/lets_make_a_deal/ tickets/70657/. Group booking for the show is (818) 880-8200 or call Woman’s Club President Cathi Ruddy for more details, call (310) 459-1295.

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