IC Fashions at the Sarasota Yacht Club
Members and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club viewed fashions from the IC collection of Dillards, UTC, on March 20 at the Sarasota Yacht Club. The show was commentated by Debbie Palmer, IC representative and personal shopper at Dillards. She was assisted by Cindy Neville, assistant manager at Dillards, Cathy Brand, the manager for Estee Lauder, and Trish Newman, program chair of the Women’s Club and event chair.
With an Alice in Wonderland theme, “IC Through the Looking Glass”, models moved among the attendees, wearing fashions from IC, Eileen Fisher, Tahari and others. They provided the guests with a look at the latest trends in casual, daytime and cocktail and evening wear.
The ladies lunched on their choice of Chicken Caprese, Grilled Bourbon Salmon, or Seasoned Vegetables with Tomato Coulis. Table centerpieces featured tall slim vases topped with red rimmed white roses and a funnky hat. Some tables sported teapots with roses and “Wonderland Cards”.
$20,000 Raised for Charity
Keeping with WC tradition, an extensive display of prizes were available for bid in the Chinese Auction and Silent Auction featuring items ranging from jewelry, clothing and accessories, a chauffer driven Rolls Royce, Gourmet foods, boat rides, and many more enticing items.
The Women’s Club generated nearly $20,000 for charity. The proceeds will go to three long standing charities served by the Women’s Club: Hope Family Services, serving victims of domestic abuse in Manatee County, Solve Maternity Homes of Sarasota and Manatee County, and SMART, the Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy in Manatee County.
Sponsors and Donors
Numerous sponsors and donors from the community contributed to the success of the event.
Gold Sponsors included Joe Adamchek of Adamchak, Bordes Wealth Management, Rex Jensen, Shroeder Manatee Ranch. Laurie Fox, REMAX Alliance Group, Lisa Shepard, BH &G Atchley Properties, Herald Tribune Media Group, and Robert and Trish Newman Solve Life with SMART HOPE.
Silver Sponsors were Paul Rich- Potomac Advisors, Linda Apple-Premier Southebys, Jim Buzzard-ComCenter Workspace Services, and Clarit Realty LTD., Linda and Ozzie Patzmann, Planet Stone, Marble and Granite, Inc., Daljit Ranajee-author, Robert Low CFO -Perron & Low,Shirley and Sherwin Taradas- Michael Saunders & Company.
Bronze Sponsors were: Lilly and Aaron Chadda_, Phil O”Nan-Dillards Store Manager, Linda & Mike McGrath-, Denise Riebe, Barb Smith- owner, 2nd Ann Rose’, Collene Kenefick-Sarasota Yacht Club, Vanessa Fine Jewelry. Wish on Main’, Patti &Bob Wrobel
The immense success of the fashion show was made possible by the tireless dedication of the Fashion show committee, chairman Trish Newman who developed and put forth the vision for this event. Assisting her was an energetic committee including Decorations chair, Ellie Stoddard and her committee: Mary Beth Steffens, Shiela Seashore, Flossie Paul, Registration chairs, Donna Beck Smith and Helene Levin, Finance Chair Kathleen Cleveland and assistants Jan Hasler and Barb Thornton; Model Chairs: Raw Cruikshank & Janet stickel, assisted by Diane Vendette and Martine Moscovita; Split the pot Chair: Francis Havil, assisted by Brandi Ezel(SMART), Peggy Kerwin(Solve), Nancy Kucich, Diane Kuna and Laurel Lynch(Hope).