The LWR Women’s Club held its Annual Holiday Dinner and Auction on Wednesday evening, December 7, 2011 at the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. Members and guests were “dazzled” by a sea of pink tables centered with tall crystal vases filled with pink fluid and topped by bright pink poinsettias and greens gathered from members’ gardens.
This is the main fundraising event of the year for the LWRWC in support of its charities: SMART (Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy), SOLVE Maternity Home, Meals on Wheels Plus, HOPE Family Services.
A display of silent auction items lined the front of the ballroom and baskets of gift items for a Chinese auction surrounded the room. President Frankie Bailey conducted the auction assisted by Mary Beth Steffens, Vice President/President-Elect. Of particular interest was a beautifully wrapped “mystery box” which contain a special spectacular …
Members and guests dined on their choice of Chicken with Smoked Gouda, Mushrooms, Spinach and Mushroom Supreme Sauce; Rosemary Crusted Pork Chop with Whole Grain Mustard Demi; or Grilled Mahi Mahi with Fresh Strawberry Salsa.
The affair was planned by the Holiday Committee: Mary Beth Steffens, grand chair; Trish Newman, auction chair; Phyllis Fox, reservation chair; Ellie Stoddard , decorations chair; Jean Muccini , program/publicity chair; Jackie Boege, raffle team leader.