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.
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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.