Holiday Dinner 2013

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”.

Two dancers from "Dancin on the Suncoast" perform

Two dancers from “Dancin on the Suncoast” perform


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.

Frankie Bailey and Ellie Stoddard in black and red

Frankie Bailey and Ellie Stoddard in black and red

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.