Fashion Show 3/16/2020

Fashions on the Bay with Panache Raises over $13,000 for Charity

The ladies of Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club rocked the runway on Monday, March 16, 2020, wearing stunning fashions from Panache on Main St. in Sarasota. The spectacular Fashion Show Charity Fundraiser, held at the Sarasota Yacht Club, raised over $13, 000 for the LWRWC’s four adopted charities.

One hundred per cent (100%) of the net 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 , SMART (Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy) improving the lives of children and adults with physical, mental and emotional challenges through therapeutic horseback riding , and Children’s Guardian Fund, that responds to the needs of children removed from abusive or neglectful homes and partners with the Guardian ad Litem Program.

Seated in front: Kristin Poolman, Children’s Guardian Fund Program Director and Monika Templeman, Fashion Show Charity Fundraiser Chair. Back Row: Melissa Spillenkothen, Interim Executive Director SMART ; Laurel Lynch, Executive Director of HOPE ; and Maria Houston, SOLVE.

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The charity fundraiser 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 featuring gorgeous outfits from Panache and glamorous models thanks to complimentary Hair and Make-up provided by make-up artists Dominique and Sarah and hair stylist Alaina from Che Bella Aveda Salon & Spa, LWR.Kudos to Darci Jacob, Fashion Show Commentator and owner of Panache, JB Baxter, DJ from More than Music, and the photographic team, Lynn Wolf, Karen Scollick and Amy Athey.Event Chair, Monika Templeman, expressed her appreciation to the Fashion Show Chairs and Committee Members for their extraordinary work.

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