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Holiday Wrappings fashion show and luncheon, Dec. 5

By Kara Hallissey | Nov 23, 2017
Melanie Pursel struts down the runway during the annual American Cancer Society “Holiday Wrappings” fashion show and luncheon last year at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street.

(Nov. 24, 2017) A few days remain to purchase tickets to the 29th annual Holiday Wrappings fashion show and luncheon, which is slated to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Ocean City convention center, benefiting the American Cancer Society.

The fashion show, organized by CraZy LadyZ! owner Jan Patterson, will feature clothing from 14 local shops and boutiques in Ocean City and Berlin in addition to Ocean View and Lewes in Delaware.

Participating shops are: CraZy LadyZ!, Bruder Hill, Patty Jeans Boutique, Sandals Bridal, SeaQuest, Southern Exposure, Ish Boutique, BomShell Boutique, Pet Threadz, Chic Boutique, Deanna’s, Heart of Gold, South Moon Under and Back East Boutique.

A range of clothing for children, teens, men, women and pets will be on display during a 45-minute show at the 40th Street venue.

“The event is a great way to start the holidays off and a great networking tool,” said Dawne Pappas, Holiday Wrappings chairwoman. “We endorse local, independent boutiques and you are making a contribution to the American Cancer Society for programs, research, education and advocacy.”

For lunch, attendees will enjoy gluten free chicken, butternut squash and a salad. Every year, a different local establishment provides the dessert. Layton’s on 15th Street will serve its popular doughnuts.

In addition to the fashion show and food, Holiday Wrappings will feature a 50/50 raffle, Chinese and silent auctions.

Some of the items include hotel stays to a number of destination getaways such as Barbados, Panama and St. Lucia, skydiving, parasailing, golf packages, a fishing trip, sporting and events tickets, an Assateague adventure, a road trip to Annapolis for a bar hopping experience, Jolly Roger Amusements and Trimper’s Rides freebies.

For $10, attendees can participate in a cupcake raffle, where they will choose a treat courtesy of Miss Patty Cake in Berlin that will have either a $10, $25, $50 or $100 gift card from Park Place Jewelers.

There will also be a wine and spirit table where guests can pick a bottle after a donation of $20.

In addition, a poinsettia tree will be displayed at the event and attendees can purchase a white flower arrangement, in honor or memory of a loved one, for $10.

Lauren Glick and DJ Batman will provide music throughout the event.

“Our theme is every day is a gift and the event is for all cancers,” Pappas said. “All money raised goes toward research, education and advocacy for cancer patients.”

Last year, 700 women attended the event, which raised more than $56,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Event sponsorships are still available. Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Atlantic General Hospital cancer centers are the presenting sponsors this year, Pappas said.

Fill out the sponsorship form found online at www.acsholidaywrappings.org and make checks payable to: The American Cancer Society (Fashion Show). Mail checks to: American Cancer Society, Inc. P.O. Box 163 Salisbury, Maryland 21803.

The convention center doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and the event will end around 2 p.m. Lunch will be served at noon with the fashion show starting at 1:15 p.m.

Tickets cost $45 and can be purchased at the convention center box office on 40th Street or at www.acsholidaywrappings.org. Tickets must be reserved by Monday, Nov. 27.

For more information, email Pappas at dpappo@aol.com or call 443-880-2310.

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