Allyson Rae, the most famous member of the LVCC board and NBC News Chief Meteorologist, graciously presided over the fashion at Windstar Country Club on January 17th, that offered many beautiful and affordable looks that are great for every day.
We raised an amazing $23,000, thanks especially to our fashion show partner, Petunias of Naples, and to the generous and great-hearted sponsors of the event were: the models, the Jackler family, Bill and Jackie Mears (founder), Peter (LVCC Board President) and Mary Zimmerman, Custer Construction, American Property Management Services, Kelso Huffman and Huffman Wealth Advisory, Bond, Schoeneck and King, Attorneys, Naples Best Addresses. Caple Landscape Management, Elaine Sulat of Bangles and Beads, Teresa Kolar of Sweet Mare Studio, and PNC, the event sponsor. The irreplaceable Jackie Mears, who has been putting this exposition on for 4 years, is a resident of Windstar CC, and secured the location and rallied the models, as well, also Windstar residents and friends.
Those benefiting from the recipient LVCC programs are: those adults striving for more, and for parents aspiring to have better and more knowledgeable lives for their themselves and their children. The Literacy Volunteers of Collier presented flowers to host Allyson Rae and a rose to each model. The models were both sponsors and models, and they were: Joy Buck, Liz Freher, Marilynn Kempf, Jill Kenyon, Lee Kraus, Jo Maeder, Wendy Needham, Shelly Plakans, Sandy Keeler, Bonnie Slobodien. We thank them, and we thank each of you, most of all, who donated your time, money, clothes, venue, and interest, in service to LVCC and to your community.