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On the Town: 'Miracle on 5th' benefits museum; nominate an outstanding human being


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Bright colors, classic silhouettes and couture details were the stars in "Miracle on 5th," the annual fashion show and luncheon presented by the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society in the Grand Ballroom at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort. Several hundred guests attended the fundraiser for the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, among them director Kent Lydecker and his wife, Toni, and Stuart Society president Charlotte Kendall.

Runway models presented clothing and accessories from Saks Fifth Avenue in Tampa, with general manager Joel Ellzey and event coordinator Teresa Ward supervising activities backstage.

Carol Russell and Sarah Lonquist led the event committee, which included Margaret Amley, Joann Barger, Pamela Barger, Judy Bistany, Lynn Bulleit, Roseanna Costa, Judy Cunniff, Mary Lee Hanley, Susan Hicks, Charlotte Kendall, Camilla Kilgroe, Karen McCollum, Maggi McQueen, Glenn Mosby, Beverly Pankonie, Gail Phares, Nora Pearson, Carol Piper, Cary Rahall, Iris Salzer, Candy Scherer, Anne Shamas, Betty Shamas, Connie Smith, Edie Spies, Dottie Wilkerson Templet, Lisa Wells and Deborah Utz.

Judy Crowell was mistress of ceremonies. Major sponsors included Crown Jaguar, Doyle Wealth Management and Matter Brothers Furniture & Design.

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The Queen's Court, which raises money for charities and civic organizations through its annual Queen of Hearts Ball, is accepting nominations for outstanding female volunteers who live and volunteer in the county. Submissions, which are due Jan. 4, must be sponsored by guilds, auxiliaries or other nonprofit organizations, For an application, call (727) 894-9394. The court also is accepting applications from county organizations to receive grants from the Feb. 16 event. Call (727) 458-5686 for applications. The deadline for those submissions is March 1.

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The St. Anthony's Hospital Foundation is accepting nominations for the Helen D. Roberts Philanthropy Award, the Roy G. Harrell Jr. Leadership Award and the Hippocrates Award. Forms are available at For information, call (727) 820-7895. The deadline is Dec. 31.

On the Town: 'Miracle on 5th' benefits museum; nominate an outstanding human being 12/01/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:54pm]
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