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Spring in the Season with The Campagna Center's Toast to Fashion!

Allison Brooks
By Allison Brooks
Posted on Mar 01,2016
Filed Under Fashion , Local Style,
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ALEXANDRIA, VA. - With the Luck of the Irish you will be able to join the lovely ladies of The Campagna Center on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, for the Annual Toast to Fashion at Belle Haven Country Club.
 
A premier fundraiser for The Campagna Center, the Toast to Fashion is an annual event combining a fashion show, marketplace, raffle, and reception. The evening features some of the most fashion-forward Spring trends from merchants and boutiques in Alexandria and the Washington metropolitan area, and is attended by approximately 200 guests.
 
Stores from the beloved Old Town Boutique District will be prominently featured on the runway and with on-site shopping boutiques at BHCC.  Several of Alexandria's favorite vendors will available with specially-priced merchandise for sale at the event. This must-attend in our community allows you to get a sneak peek at some of the most fashionable Spring trends from the some of the very best merchants and boutiques in the area - like Sara Campbell, Scout Bags, Racehelle Celine, The Pink Palm, Queen Bee Designs, Bishop Boutique, Coco Blanca, Duchess M., Gossip on 23rd,  Hysteria, Kiskadee, Periwinkle, The Lucky Knot and The Shoe Hive.  Attendees will be able to get a jump start on Spring and Easter fashions or how about a little Mother's Day shopping?!?! This is the perfect place and time to pick up something for that beloved Mom, Grandma, Sister or Auntie in your life.
 
A brief and very special award ceremony will also take place during the night. Honorees include four very active and dedicated supporters of The Campagna Center: Jennifer Mellon, Brooks McElwain, Sue Goodhart, and Susan Spurrell

The Toast to Fashion is lovingly co-chaired Evie Cartwright and Jeanne Barton and supported by the staff and volunteer workforce of The Campagna Center, known as The Junior Friends, a group of about 150 women volunteers ages 25-50, who work tirelessly to help support and fund-raise for The Center.
 
Proceeds from the fashion show and sale benefit the programs of the Campagna Center, which helps more than 1,700 Alexandria children arrive at school ready to be successful at each grade level.  These proceeds generate vitally-needed support for the programs operated by The Campagna Center.  These programs include: Alexandria Head Start (child development program serving low-income families); Early Head Start (community-based program for low-income families with infants and toddlers); Campagna Early Learning Center (full-day preschool program for all children); Afternoon Adventures (extended-day preschool program running from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm); Campagna Kids (quality before- and after-school childcare and tutoring); Building Better Futures (tutoring and mentoring for Latino and non-Latino ESL students); and New Neighbors (New Neighbors provides educational programs and related services to help immigrant and refugee families become self-sufficient and fully participating members of our community).
 
In addition to the fashion show and fabulous shopping at Belle Haven CC the food and drinks are always out of this world!  Get ready to nosh on amazing hor d’oeuvres and sip chilled wines and champagne. And those famous Toast to Fashion SWAG/gift bags which are always loaded with amazing goodies - will be available for the first 150 guests!

The Toast of Fashion is the perfect ladies night out - it's your time to relax, smell the flowers, and think of ways to give back to our community and this fundraiser is one great way to have fun and feel good about what you are doing! Open to the public and is always an annual favorite – a truly must attend event in Alexandria.
 
For details visit http://www.campagnacenter.org/events/toast-fashion
 
Be sure to purchase your tickets and attend this unique springtime tradition. Advance tickets are now available for $60 The Queen Bee says buy yours now! Buzz Buzz





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