The Marco Island Woman’s Club was founded in 1966, and has always taken pride in its goal to serve the community. Current work includes providing educational scholarships for Marco Island students. The Woman’s Club also founded the Marco Island Public Library, funded the gazebo at the Marco Island Historical Museum, donated funds to the Marco Health Care Center and Naples Community Hospital, among many other philanthropic ventures.
The Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show began with a beautiful luncheon of a watermelon salad, sliced chicken medallions stuffed with grilled asparagus, smoked gouda and harvest vegetables served with a white wine sauce and a rice medley. A decadent chocolate layer cake wasserved for dessert.
And then came the models. Eight in all, each modeled three outfits provided by Dillard’s. Sal Soldano, the only man in the group, insisted to be treated with the same courtesy as the ladies – taking the hand of the gentlemen ushering the models off the stage.
Makeup for the models (except for Sal) was provided by Chanel.
Over 50 local businesses contributed to raffle and door prizes. Blue Mangrove Gallery, CJ’s on the Bay, Davide Italian Cafe, Harbor Goldsmith, Hilton Marco Island, Keep in Touch, Kretch’s Restaurant, Little Bar Restaurant in Goodland, Bistro Soleil, Davinci’s, Cafe de Marco, La Miranda Spa, Mango’s Dockside Bistro, Physicians Regional Hospital and Su’s Garden Chinese Restaurant, to name a few, donated to the charitable cause.
The models and those in the audience had a wonderful time, laughing, eating, drinking and enjoying each other and the fashions – all in the name of scholarships for Marco’s children.