Rattlefish Grill in Wesley Chapel was the site of a recent fashion hosted by Bobbie Kingsbury in support of Martine Duncan's campaign for honorary mayor of Wesley Chapel. This event, as well as many others, helped Duncan raise more money than anyone, winning her the honorary mayor campaign. All money raised goes to the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce.
For the fashion show, Kingsbury brought together several designers and fashion vendors. Kingsbury also invited Kathy McGee's sewing class of young designers to model their own original creations. Other original designers were Diarasis and Theresa Gonzalez of Latina Coutoure; Christina Zook of Silver Star Jewelry Boutique; and Krissy Lanni of Purse-N-ality.
Participating clothing retailers included Sydney Alexander of Basic Black Collection; Barbara Tyler of Weekenders USA; and Jordan Maltezo of CAbi Designs.
Vendors included Debbie Holley of Mary Kay Cosmetics; Christine Beale of Arbonne International; Martha Adams of Professional Dcor For You; Joan Priest of Key Finders; Julie of Jazzercise; Linda Kay, "Nice Jewish Psychic"; and Melissa Dixon of Premiere Designs Jewelry.
Chair massages were provided by Life Source Chiropractic.
Rattle Fish provided a variety of food including their fried Oreo cookies with ice cream.
The Lutz/Land O'Lakes Woman's Club recently held its annual scholarship luncheon at the Lutz Community Center. The Scholarship Committee from the Education Department of the Woman's Club, selected recipients and also honored the winners from the Youth Writing Contest sponsored annually by the local club.
Dora Bean, chairman of the scholarship committee, welcomed students, their parents and guests. "It's a real privilege to help students as they go on to college," said Bean.
Bean also recognized and thanked Sweet Bay Supermarket for its donation to the scholarship program.
Student scholarship recipients were: Jarisa Ali, Malliliba Birregah, Kathleen Callan, Ondrea Demons, Pamela Gracey, Sara Guilford, Sara Ippolito, Keysha Mercado, Abby Randall, Stephanie Richall, Samantha Smilee, Joseph Walters, Melissa Grandson, Brittany Enders, Corttney Penberthy, Susan Thonson, Matthew Dolson, Angelica Parker, Christina Baisden, Michelle Garbeil, Thomas Spoch, Lawanda Addison, Caitlain Quarishi and Arielle Cusmano.
Katie Green, 16, a junior at Sunlake High School, was recognized as statewide poetry winner in the Youth Writing Contest and Amber Achnitz, 8, a student from Lowery Elementary School, was recognized as winner in the essay division.
The Lutz/Land O'Lakes Woman's Club holds many fund raisers during the year with money going to many community causes including the annual scholarships.
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