By Emily Walsh Parry
Black Tie Editor
Girls Inc. has been gearing up for its upcoming ?Celebration Luncheon: This One?s for the Girls,? which takes place on March 13 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, with a lot of pre-parties. Two weeks ago the organization hosted an Honoree Tea and enjoyed a Patron and Press Party on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Beau Ciel hosted by Connie Thompkins. Guests at the party included Chip and Patty Bettle, Dan and Sherry Watts, Lynn Thomson, Phyllis Cobb, Louise Bruderle, Margaret Callihan, Sally Schule, Kim Cornetet and more. Of course Chairwomen Caryn Patterson and Renee Richardson Kling were there to introduce ?She Knows Where She?s Going? honorees Sophia LaRusso, Gwen Mackenzie and Olivia Thomas.