A few men were also present to add their support. San Marco Catholic Church Pastor, Rev. Timothy Navin delivered the invocation. Dr. Al Bismonte, a Eucharistic Minister and member of the Knights of Columbus, proved that chivalry is not dead, as he escorted the lovely models from the stage.CCW President Kathy Sullivan thanked those in attendance for their support of the CCW and its mission. Last year, the faith-based organization provided scholarships to nine students. This year, in addition to the scholarship program, CCW has been providing support to a single mother of two children whose home was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma.
The fundraiser featured a chance auction of 54 beautiful gift baskets containing items donated by CCW members and local businesses. Door prizes were donated by Something Olde, Something New; Marco Island Clothing, Lily Pulitzer, Sandpiper, Marco Island Florist, Starbucks, Marco Consignment, Beach Daisy and the CCW Gift Shop. A money raffle added to the fun and funds! Kay’s on the Beach added a special bonus as each guest received a gift certificate to the boutique.The fashions were fabulous! Beach Daisy, located in the Marco Walk plaza at 599 S. Collier Blvd., showcased their casual resort attire and accessories, while Kay’s on the Beach (1089 Bald Eagle Drive) unfurled their styles of elegant sophistication. From sun hats and capris to floor length evening gowns, this show was truly a safari of style!
Perhaps the most valuable fashion advice of the day comes from the light that shines from the heart and soul of each member of the San Marco CCW. With their profession of faith and dedication to our community, the CCW shows us that helping others is always in style!