Thank you for all you attended or helped with Fashion by the Bay 2016 at Chantli Mar. Ninety-three tickets were sold and it was a beautiful afternoon with food, fun and fashion!
The buffet-style meal, prepared by Chef Greg, was delicious and served promptly. Twelve models showed off clothing by Botique Zingara and Figura. Models wore stunning jewelry, largely provided by Florence. The Ballet group from Cihuatlan mesmerized the crowd with their grace and flexibility and musicians Peter & Doug and saxophone player Catarino with live music. Susan, our M.C., added zest to the already dazzling event. And congrats to Mary Shanti for winning the chic hat award!
The event raised 13,923 pesos, which goes towards paying for Beyond English textbooks for the La Manzanilla primary school students, grades 2 through 6. The books are part of a 5-year ESL literacy project with La Catalina Foundation and Careyes Foundation. The books are currently being used by over 1,000 children in 12 schools in the Costa Alegre area. The charter of this project is to provide Mexican youth a road map towards bilingualism through a curriculum that aligned with the Mexican learning standards for English developed by the Secretary of Public Education, but that was also affordable, fun and innovative! If you haven’t had a chance to peek inside the book, a copy is on display at Helping Hands bookstore. There is also a donation jar there if you weren’t able to attend Fashion by the Bay, but would like to donate for this project.
Thank you to the many people who made this event a success, including….
Kay; Myranda; Sheila; Bonnie; Carol; Olga; Yadira; Diana; Alejandra; Jennifer; Cendy; and Rosa
“Wings” Scholarship students; Jacqueline; Dorinda; Musicians Peter & Doug; Susan; Becci; Pablo; and Nancy W.
Chantli Mar Restaurant & Inn; La Manzanilla Art Gallery; Tierra Alegre; Botique Zingara (Jen’s shop); Figura’s (Bonnie’s shop); No Bull Shit Coffee; Magnolia’s Restaurant
Gabriela de la Vega; Brenda Dempsey; Isaura; Magaña; David & Susan; Dene & Mignon;
La Catalina Foundation Staff:
Isa; Gardenia; Julie
Mark your calendar for the next La Catalina Foundation fundraisers:
February 1 – 15th, 2016 – Online auction (www.lacatalinafoundation.com)
Saturday, Feb. 20th – “A Night under the Stars” auction and party (in La Manzanilla’s main plaza from 6pm to 9pm)
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