Like coutured generals, the 2013 Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show and Luncheon Co-chairs Nancy Bierman and Karen Dealy gathered the troops to announce a change of direction for the annual shop-til-you-drop fundraiser. And, of course, to reveal the plans, one would never expect these gals to do it in a pup tent or a plain Jane office. Nope, the ladies gathered Tuesday at Janis Coffee‘s marvelous manor in University Park.
So, let’s not stall and get right to the announcements.
First, the date is set for Monday, May 6. Put that down right now.
Second, the show and luncheon will return to Brook Hollow Golf Club after the 2012’s event being held at the Fairmont this past year. Sure, the hotel offered plenty of protection and room (Venetian Room for the Chic Boutique, the Regency Ballroom for the show and the International Ballroom for the luncheon), but the parking challenges were a real downer. Let’s face it. The Fairmont was originally built as condo towers and more parking was not part of the original equation.
And, yes, a tent will be incorporated once again at Brook Hollow, but Nancy and Karen are in negotiations with Mother Nature to play nicely.
Third, the honorary chairs will be the Perot ladies — Nancy Perot, Suzanne McGee, Carolyn Rathjen, Katherine Reeves and Sarah Perot.
Fourth, Tootsies will be coordinating the thousands of clothes and accessories bound for sale at the event.
If you’ve never ever been to this luncheon-fashion show, you have not only missed some major bargains but also some marvelous people-watching. The most fashionable mavens including the 10 Best Dressed scour the racks looking for finds that sister fashionistas have donated. If you’re a veteran, you know that purchases do double duty representing both pride and good taste.