Follow the yellow brick road to the Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs‘ Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show.
The “Ruby Red Shoes”-themed fundraiser begins at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at The Pinery at the Hill in Colorado Springs. It will offer a peek into affordable and colorful fall fashions provided by Fab’Colorado Springs.
The event is being held by the nonprofit WCCS with a goal of raising $15,000 for several nonprofit organizations. These include Early Connections Learning Centers (ECL), Home Front Military Network (Millibo Art Theattre), Partners in Housing, Ronald McDonald House and Safe Kids. Around 200 people are expected attend.
Donations are encouraged and welcome at the Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs fashion showA fundraiser will be held at the Hill at Pinery at 11 a.m. on Oct. 27. The event will offer a peek into affordable and trendy fresh fall fashions provided by Fab’rik of Colorado Springs. The very full “Opportunity Basket”Pictured is the table at the 2019 event.
“This is an opportunity for those of us who have not been together for almost two years to be able to socialize, and see old friends and make new ones. Funds raised at this event support all the club’s endeavors throughout the year,”Linda Dyer, Public Relations Chair
This year’s theme, “Ruby Red Shoes,”This is an excerpt from the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film. “The Wizard of Oz.”Glinda, the Good Witch from the North, tells Dorothy in the film that clicking her heels three times with her ruby-red shoes will return her to Kansas. Red shoes are encouraged as a symbol for hope and optimism. Masks are not required.
A luncheon with gluten-free lemon herb chicken and chicken dinner will be served to guests. You can also request a vegetarian option.
Guests will have the opportunity to walk down the runway during the event. fashion show by Fab’rik Colorado Springs, located in the University Village Colorado shopping center. Fab’rik is known not only for its affordable and trendy fashions, but also for its contributions to the community by holding fundraisers and maintaining a clothing bin in the store where customers can donate used items to local shelters.
The event will provide a much-needed opportunity for women in the community to socialize, browse and shop the WCCS’ “Opportunity Baskets” raffle, and enjoy lunch while supporting the club — which in turn supports some of the organizations listed above.
“The entertainment is our pre-luncheon social time with the focus on the opportunity baskets. It takes a while for the women to make the rounds to see all the baskets and decide which ones they will put their ticket(s) in front of. It is mostly a social hour but, also is one of the highlights of our event. The fashion show which will include models from our nonprofits,”Dyer said.
Due to pandemic precautions there was no luncheon. fashion showLast year.
“Out of an abundance of caution and respect for our members as well as our community we suspended the luncheon temporarily in light of the (COVID-19) pandemic,”Dyer said.
WCCS is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, which has been serving the community since 1902. The GFWC brings together local women’s clubs with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
Donations are encouraged and welcome at the Woman’s Club of Colorado Springs fashion showA fundraiser will be held at the Hill at Pinery at 11 a.m. on Oct. 27. The event will offer a peek into affordable and trendy fresh fall fashions provided by Fab’rik of Colorado Springs. Here is a group of attendees at the 2019 event.
GFWC members work locally to bring about global change. They have 90,000 members in affiliated clubs across all 50 states and in more than a dozen other countries. GFWC accomplishes this by supporting the arts, preserving nature, advancing education, promoting healthy living, encouraging civic participation, and working towards world peace and understanding.
The WCCS was founded on a legacy that aims to improve the present and forge new pathways to a better community through fundraising and volunteer service. The club welcomes all women and encourages the sharing of personal and professional talents.
“Because we are a service organization, all of our money either donated or raised goes to support local nonprofits. While the bulk of the money raised is from ticket sales, and of course the opportunity baskets, we are more than happy to receive monetary donations,”Dyer said.
Tickets are $50 (tax deductible at $20) and can be purchased online at bit.ly/3oF333B Payed reservations are due Oct. 18.