Susanne Barsoumian, a Lakewood Ranch Women's Club member, sings along to "We Need a Little Christmas." Barsoumian received a free ticket to the Players Centre for Performing Arts' performance of "Hello, Dolly!"
Sharon Wright, the 2020 entertainment chair for the Lakewood Ranch Women's Club, browses the baskets in the silent auction. "I think they're all lovely and great buys, especially for Christmas and all for a good cause," she said.
Nan Sheldon-Martin, a member of the Lakewood Ranch Women's Club, looks over the 41 baskets she created for the silent auction. It took Sheldon-Martin about a month to complete the baskets. All proceeds go to charity.
Melissa Spillenkothen, Laurel Lynch, Peggy Kerwin, Kathleen Cleveland, Susie Bowie and Monika Templeman are members of nonprofit organizations and clubs working to make a difference in Sarasota and Manatee counties.