PLANT CITY – Members of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Plant City served as models for an April 11 fashion show to benefit scholarships for women.
The fundraiser in the fellowship hall of Plant City’s First Baptist Church also included a meal catered by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, drawings and door prizes.
Club President Judy Glorioso said the fashion show helped support women’s education, which is a project championed by GFWC Women’s Club State President Pat Zazzarino.
“We do something different every year,” Glorioso said of the club’s fundraisers, “but in spring we have one for the (state) President’s Project.”
She said the money from the fundraiser will go toward the project which supports 10, $3,000 scholarships, three of which will be specifically awarded to women returning to school after years in the workforce.
“It’s so important that our women today have a way of supporting themselves,” said Zazzarino, who was the guest speaker at the event.
The recipient of five scholarships as a college student, Zazzarino said it made a major impact on furthering her education.
“The availability of a scholarship was so important to me growing up,” she said.
The fashions were modeled from different categories that ranged from casual to formal business attire and included clothing from local stores and boutiques such as Sisters and Company, Cato and Southside Western and Outdoor Wear.
Party favors and coupons were offered through Oh My Consignments and Boutique as well as Tip to Toe Nail Salon.
The club was still tallying the amount of money it cleared after expenses from the fashion show.
Glorioso said the club held the show at the church for the first time this year to accommodate the size of the event. She said she considers the show a big success because 140 tickets were sold to support the statewide project.
“The Woman’s Club is not just about bake sales and fashion shows; it’s a lot more,” Glorioso said.