By Dorothy Kamm at TCPalm:
The 300 guests at the sold-out 28th annual Port St. Lucie Business Women’s Vegas-themed Fashion Show became all shook up when Elvis (Darrell Dunhill, International Elvis Impersonator) crashed their party on April 21 at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club.
An all-time record of more than $26,000 was raised for Community Action Grants, awarded to local nonprofit agencies that benefit women and children, and to provide Indian River State College scholarships for women.
Over 200 individual items, gift baskets and gift certificates in the Silent Auction created high-stakes competitiveness.
Top takers included two “money trees” festooned with gift cards and lottery tickets; Coach, Kate Spade and Dooney & Bourke pocketbooks; an Invicta-brand men’s watch; and a Thomas Kinkade painting. Other top sellers included a catered party for 10, a Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club golf package and two-night stay at PGA Vacation Rentals.
Dave McDonough never dreamed he would win the Martha’s Vineyard trip that includes one week in a private home and a $400 voucher for airfare. Jennifer Picardi was thrilled with her up-to-date Apple iPad 9.7-inch Wi-Fi tablet and accessories.