The program began with a silent auction and boutique-browsing for the early birds.
After an invocation by Major Floiran Estrada, Corps Officer of The Salvation Army in Beaumont, a delightful lunch was served to 200 attendees. Honored guests included City of Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames and Mary Archer of The Salvation Army divisional headquarters.
The style show began featuring Macy’s popular back-to-school apparel modeled by BISD students, with commentary by Dee Ware of Macy’s. Surprise models included local personalities such as Angela Baker, Debbie Cowart and many more.
Michael Perez, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club, explained that the proceeds would go towards extending the facility in order to allow more children in the program. Every year, there are many more applicants than can be admitted to the program for the simple reason that there is no space.
“We hope that increased awareness will help bring the necessary support to make this project a reality,” says Major Eloisa Estrada.
Judy Kelfstrom, Event Coordinator, acknowledged the local media for the support they give to The Salvation Army as well as other non-profit organizations. The Salvation Army wants to give thanks to the Luncheon Committee, our sponsors, and our community.
Marcia Stevens, lucnheon sponsor & event model
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