Bethany House’s 19th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser Returns with Roaring Success
- Anne Degruttola
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Our 19th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser, held March 9th at the Rockville Links Club, was sold out in just 10 days. Over 180 attendees were treated to a sit-down dinner, drinks, raffles and the big event for the evening—a fabulous fashion show! Casual, business and eveningwear fashions were provided by Bloomingdales, who also donated several raffles, free facials and store specials for our attendees.
Miss New York USA 2021, Briana Siaca, a Long Island native, attended the event leading off the fashion show on the runway. The models that followed included board members, friends and family, most from Rockville Centre.
Linda Lassiter, a social worker who has been with Bethany House for over 15 years, was honored for her service and the impact she has had on our residents and staff. Interior decorator, Lauren Geddes Duff, was also honored for her volunteer work decorating and furnishing apartments for our guests, who were transitioning out of our residences into their own homes.
Douglas O’Dell, Bethany House’s executive director, told the attendees, “I have never been involved with an organization where the community has given so much.”
Bethany House is indebted to our volunteers, board, committee members and donors. The event raised over $18,000.