MEMBERS OF THE PALM BEACH COUNTY CHAPTER of the WOODSTOCK FOUNDATION along with over 250 supporters and friends gathered Friday, October 1st, 2010 at the Players Club in Wellington for a fund-raising cocktail reception, dinner and fashion show. Guests enjoyed a red carpet experience with photographers Jerry Cantave, Paul Berman, Paulette Martin and Mark Mueller with interviewers Tim Byrd, “The Byrdman” and Antal Drubi Photo & Cinema Production and Jennifer Scordamaglia with Miami TV providing the thrill of the celebrity moment. Richard Jankus, Event Chair, SE Regional Chapter Director, presided over the festivities, greeting all and coordinating the evening’s many musical and visual contributions. Performances by Saxophonist Andrea Farfan, The Honor Guard Acapella, Kimiko Deguchi and the Caruso’s Dancesport at the Plaza dancers provided entertainment throughout the night. After a cocktail party with the stunningly dressed guests, the multi-course dinner began and the designers launched their fashions. There were fabulous presentations of swimwear, evening wear, children’s clothes and accessories, thanks to Lorena Arbelaez, designer of Lorena’s Swimwear, Rosabeth Alfaro, designer of Rosabeth Couture, Karen Lopez Jordan, designer, Diana Classic Children and Alejandra Acevedo of Dos Puntos Accessories with Hair and Makeup provided by Natascha Fasnakis, Owner of Gilded Spa and Salon. All in attendance were part of the bidding for the resplendent Silent Auction items orchestrated by Helene and Michael Sussman of Gotlinkd, raising additional funds for the Woodstock Foundation.
Honored guests in attendance were Co-Founders of Woodstock Foundation Shannon and William J. Raike from Woodstock, Georgia; Daniel P. Herrema Managing Director, Linda Herrema, Anthony Branca, Jill Donlon, Shea Johnson, National Spokeswoman; Gene Langmesser, CEO of N2A Motors, Regional Chapter Director; Lina M. Blanco, Ambassador and Liaison to the Hispanic Community, Josh and Andrea Pertnoy, Denise Sabrina Fraile and Wyatt Koch. Special thanks for contributions above and beyond go to Paul Burkhart, Nicole Johnson, Patricia Turner, Lilia Berezkina, Laura Blanco, Ericka Briscoe, Diane Cunningham, Laura Eckstein, Rose Estin, Lauren Grogan, Mark Grosshanten, Niki Gulina, Maya Johnson, Rhonda Johnson, Briana Kish, Kristi Lei, Julia Ortega Moffitt, Fina Musso, Francisco Palacio, Patricia Persante, Kathleen Peterson, Cheryl Ryan, Veronica Salerno, Irina Smirnova, Ilya Tatarov and Sheila Vitiello.
The Woodstock Foundation’s goal is to help children live normal lives, and to help seniors live gracefully by providing monetary and volunteer support for national charities in their local efforts of assisting children and the elderly. “Fashionistas from all over Palm Beach County descended on Wellington at the Players Club for a night of fun, fashion and fund-raising. Having Bill and Shannon Raike and the rest of our Woodstock officials at this event was especially nice. I am truly humbled by the support of our community for such a wonderful organization.” Jankus said. For more information on the committee and its activities, please call Richard Jankus, Regional Chapter Director, at (561)282-6252 email, email@example.com or visit www.woodstockcares.org to learn more and join them at a future event. Photography: Jerry Cantave,
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