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Photos: Fashion Show Raises $3,000 for Elks

The Elks Ladies Group 37th Annual Fashion Show “California Girls” raised over $3,000 for Elks charities.

In their 37th-annual fashion show, the ladies of the raised over $3,000 for charity.

There were 210 guests in attendance for lunch.

Lunch was served by volunteers. Girl Scout Troop 261 joined several volunteers to serve the following:

  • balsamic glazed chicken medallions on a bed of baby greens
  • white cheddar mashed potatoes
  • vegetables ala Clint
  • pecan turtle ice cream truffles

Lots of ladies modeled, including Exalted Ruler Gloria LeCouvre.

Here's more info from club spokesman Hal Mattson:

After lunch, the fashion show began. DJ Andy Costello provided music to add excitement and enhance the models walk down the runway. Representatives from Chico’s, Draper’s & Damon’s and Catherine’s Plus Sizes described their respective fashions as they were modeled on the runway.

Elks Ladies that modeled the fashions were: Carol Bryan, Phyllis Booze, Sandy Jacobs, Gloria LeCouvre (Exalted Ruler), Judy Longi, Fran Pronto, Juanita Nelson, Georgine Pickering, Pat Ohman, Laura Lumley, Kate Seiders, Dinah Grosch, Carol Spring and Mary Ann Alvarez. The models were escorted to and retrieved from the foot of the runway by Pat Martino, Past Exalted Ruler (“PER”), Norm Jones, Past Deputy District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler, Esquire Camacho Alvarez, PER Mike Holohan, PER Jim Humphrey, Leading Knight Roger Yarnell and Loyal Knight Jason Spence.

Other Elks Lodge volunteers that created the show program, coordinated the dressing room, conducted the raffles and set up the stage runway were: Jinnae Wessling, Mary Holohan, Laurie Toohey, Stephanie Bongartz, Donna Wild, Pat Ohman, Cathy Poterack, Lorene Tierney, Diana Wilson, Barb Martino, Jim Wessling, Harvey Ohman, Walter Root, Pat Martino, Mike Cline, Jack Jacobs, Bill Bongartz, Glen Pickering, Camacho Alvarez, Jim Glover and Roger Yarnell. Lodge photographer of the event was Dennis Lumley. Programs were printed by ProType Plus Printing.

Other merchants and groups that supported this fashion show with program advertising were: Ralphs (Marguerite & La Paz), Peppino’s (Lake Forest), Pet Supply Warehouse, Variety International, Bongo Ink, Forest Lanes, Prototype Plus Printing, Mary Kay Cosmetics (Tammy-Winslow Kencke), June Bug Café, Modest Goddess, Miche Bags & Accessories (Kristin Crawford), Total Woman Gym & Day Spa (Laguna Hills), Andy Costello Bathtub Reglazing, Jenifer Talbot Jewelry Design, Timeless Totes (Mary Ann Alvarez), Cookie Lee Jewlery, Gloria at Tres Joile (Lake Forest), Ladies Charity Sewing Group, Lindy House Wholesale Gifts, Honey by Janene O’Reilly, Godiva Chocolates (Shops at Mission Viejo), Curves, Buffalo Wild Wings and the Dr. Phil Show.

The lunch was provided by an all volunteer crew led by Clint MacDonald with assistance from Ron Bassolino, John Dellos, Bob Hauxhurst, Herb Kalkosch, Pat Katapski, Steve Rusie, and Sydney Scott.

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