by Sandy Fahy
Pictured at a recent planning session are (from left) Mary Upton, Alice Murphy, Bea Morgan, Audrey Robinson, Anna Marie Miller and Marlene Rowe.
Largo Woman's Club To Swing Into Spring with Luncheon and Fashion Show
Spring is almost upon us, bringing to mind the upcoming Largo Woman's Club Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show. The club's major fundraiser of the year will take place on Tuesday, March 18, at Pinecrest Place, 1150 8th Ave. SW, in Largo. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Chairman Marlene Rowe and her "crew", as she calls the members of her committee, are busy making preparations for the event. Assisting in the effort are Lou Jackson, Alice Murphy, Jean Bereznoff, Judi Morgan, Mary Upton, Bea Morgan, Audrey Robinson and Jean Halvorsen .
Club members will be modeling "comfort fit" and easy care coordinated separates from Bon Worth in Largo. They include Jeanbelle Bodtke, Ellen Garcia, Dottie Chambers, Jean Collins, Gloria Helm and Norma Steiner. Members of local Red Hat Society chapters might be interested to know that Red Hat fashions and accessories will be included in the show. The "opportunity to win" drawing will feature a variety of gift baskets and gift certificates donated by area merchants. A George Foreman grill will be among the other prizes given away that day. And, there will be door prizes as well.
Tickets for the affair are $15 per person. Be sure to make your reservation by March 15. You can call 586-2011 or 581-2321. Proceeds from this event and a card party in the fall help support the club's charitable endeavors in the community. Clothing, blankets and food are delivered regularly to the migrants in Wimauma and members have sponsored Christmas and Easter parties for the migrant children in that community. The club has contributed funds over the years to Religious Community Services, Hospice and the Women on the Way Challenge Center at St. Petersburg College. It has also purchased toys and reading materials for the children's department at the Largo Public Library and participated in the "Adopt-a-Teacher" program, providing monies for supplies to elementary school teachers in the area.
This year's officers are Jean Halvorsen, president; Addie Spicuzza, 1st vice president; Lucille Jackson, 2nd vice president; Marlene Rowe, 3rd vice president; Anna Marie Miller, recording secretary; Hilda Palmer-Knutson, corresponding secretary; Audrey Robinson, treasurer; and Mary Black, parliamentarian. Directors are Carol Shaffer, Peg Cameron, Ellen Jensen and alternate Joyce Paquette. All women in the area are invited to join the club. Residency in Largo is not required. Those interested may call the numbers listed above for more information.