The Alpha Beta ESA Chapter celebrated its 26th Taster’s Luncheon event raising more than $3,000 for the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defect Center. More than 200 people attended the luncheon despite the Saturday’s rainfall.
As the luncheon began, attendees were quick to fill up their plates with “tastes” from a wide variety of appetizers, salads and desserts that were prepared by Alpha Beta members. Once all attendees returned to their seats, they were treated to a medley of songs performed by the cast of “Les Miserables,” before emcee Jed Mescon took the stage signaling the start of the fashion show and Chinese Auction drawings.
Chinese Auction bidding was heavy; all 223-ticket packets were sold just prior to the drawings. A variety of gift cards, frames, small appliances, housewares, jewelry, accessories, and home décor items appealed to many. Items up for bid following the Chinese Auction netted $341, including a golf outing for four with golf cart use at Council Fires Golf Course. Emcee Jed Mescon provided his special brand of humor to a packed house.
Captivating fall fashions modeled by Pat Bagley, Phyllis Horten, Teresa Handley, Lisa Mulkey and Adele Shaw for Coldwater Creek; and Cherrie Hydas, Linda Kile, Margaret Horten, Pat Riecke, and Lorrie Haufe for Catherines were well-received by the audience as applause followed each presentation. Escorting the models were gentlemen representing Kohl’s Associates in Action program.
As the luncheon wrapped up, one final drawing was held for a cash prize of $100 to one lucky advance ticket holder. The $100 cash winner was Betty Cotter.
ESA would like to thank St. Stephen’s Church, Jed Mescon, Catherines and Coldwater Creek stores, volunteers, and the public for supporting this event. For more information about the ESA or to become involved in its activities call 870-0066 or 624-8017.