- March 20, 2013
For over 25 years, new congregation members at St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church have been strutting down a catwalk for a good cause.
On March 13, they did it again. Over 230 ladies enjoyed lunch at the Sarasota Yacht Club and a fashion show themed Violets and Violins.
Donna Smith performed a violin serenade, and the outfits were supplied by Sara Campbell. Campbell has a shop in downtown Sarasota; all of the clothes are made in the U.S.A.
The money raised will go into the Ladies Guild’s charitable fund. The guild will then decide how to spend it. The church supports several local nonprofits, including Catholic Charities.
Kathy Callahan was this year’s chair but said she wouldn’t have been able to do it without her “guild angels.” In addition to the show, the women organized a silent auction and raffle.
“When it was at Father Pick Hall, members actually made the food, and we had a pianist,” Former Chair Susan Gilmore-Clarke said. “It’s grown a lot in size and sophistication.”