Putting on the Glitz!
The Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club held it’s Annual Holiday Dinner & Charity Auction on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club.
Glitz . . . Glamour . . . Sparkle . . . Pizzazz – marked the evening with entertainment by “Dancin on the Suncoast”.
Dinner selections included “Horseradish Herb Encrusted Salmon with Whole Grain Mustard Beurre Blanc” and ” New York Strip Steak with Demi-glaze and Onion Strings” both served with roasted potatoes and asparagus and complimentary wine.
[Pictured above: Mary Beth Steffens- President LWR womens club, L-R- Jean Muccini, Jan Hasler, Janet Stickel, Julie Smith Registration, Margaret Ann Furer- Auction – CLICK on PHOTO to ENLARGE ]
Mary Beth Steffens, LWRWC president conducted the traditional Chinese Auction; the baskets were acquired through a members neighborhood “competetion”. Members also bid on numerous items presented in a Silent Auction. Proceeds from the auctions benefit the charities adopted by the Women’s Club for this year: SMART (Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy), SOLVE Maternity Home, HOPE Family Services. Mary Beth announced that the LWRWC has raised close to $190,000 over it’s 16 years of community service.
Tables were decorated with glittering silver and red flowers and spikes arranged in a black top hat surrounded by greens and sparkle snow.
Holiday Chair, Mary Beth Steffens thanked the many members of the holiday committee which uncluded: AUCTION- Susan Ellis, Pat Friedman, Trish Newman, Flossie Paul, Cindy Silverglat, Donna Smith, Shirley Taradash, Patti Wrobel; DECORATIONS – Sheila Seashore, Susan Rife, Diane Mulroy; Entertainment – Linda Tercyak; RESERVATIONS – Julie Smith; RAFFLE TICKETS – Margaret Ann Furer, Susan Ellis, Nancy LoPiccolo, Kathie DeGregorio, Gail Gilligan, Alice DeGregorio; VILLAGE BASKETS – Linda Green; PUBLICITY – Jean Muccini; PHOTOGRAPHY – Carolynne Shumate.