Fashion Regatta 3/4/2019

Fashion Regatta – Sarasota Style
LWRWC Foxy Ladies Raise $18,000 for Charity

On Monday, March 4, 2019, the foxy ladies of Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club (LWRWC) rocked the runway in Fashion Regatta-Sarasota Style, wearing stunning fashions from Foxy Lady West in St. Armand’s Circle. This spectacular Fashion Show Charity Fundraiser, held at the beautiful Sarasota Yacht Club, raised over $18, 000 for the Club’s 501(c)(3) adopted charities. 100% of the proceeds raised will help support the critical needs of HOPE Family Services for victims of domestic violence, SOLVE Maternity Homes, helping pregnant woman in need and their precious babies for over 40 years, and SMART (Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy) improving the lives of children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges through horseback riding and carriage driving programs.

Raffle Prizes, Silent Auction, Gourmet Lunch, Music

This very successful fundraiser, with over 240 attendees, received tremendous support from local businesses and put the fun in fundraising with an elegant silent auction, exciting raffle prizes, a gourmet lunch, an amazing fashion show and an outstanding DJ (JB Baxter from More than Music).

In her opening remarks,LWRWC President Kathleen Cleveland, said that “this event represents the fun, friendship and community service that signifies the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club .” Kathleen thanked Event Co-chairs Monika Templeman and Sharon Wright, Silent Auction/Raffle/Sponsor Chair, Eileen Buzzard, Model Coordination Chair Allyson Sokol, Decoration Chairs Mariana Corrado & Karol Borkowski, the models, and all the amazing members of the Fashion Show Committee. She also thanked Executive Directors, Laurel Lynch from HOPE and Peggy Kerwin from SOLVE and SMART Board President, Laura Randall for the great work that they do for our community.