SPARTA – Seeking a night out for a good cause?
Then look no further the charity fashion show, “An Evening of Exquisite Fashion for Men & Women,” is a fun evening to benefit two local causes, the Friend 2 Friend Sussex County Women’s Forum for Breast Cancer, and the Evin Muse Family.
The fashion show is scheduled for tomorrow, Thurs., Dec. 5, at Forno Italiano of Sparta, on Woodport Road.
The organizers of the event are asking for a $25 minimum donation to attend, and for attendees to choose one of two charities – Friend 2 Friend, or the Evin Muse Family (Sara Megletti of PB&J Stores told NJ Inside Scene, that some attendees have been asking to split their donations as well). Checks will need to be made payable to “SCWF” for “Friend 2 Friend” and “The Evin Muse Family.”
All donations will benefit the charities 100 percent.
Reservations can be made at (973) 500-2924 to reserve a seat, with the donation the ticket to the event, as well as the receipt.
Fashions will be featured from PB&J Stores, which specializes in fine clothing, handbags and accessories, and Onore Clothing, high quality, fine men’s and women’s custom made to measure Italian fashions (as well as high quality off-the rack items as well in their store).
Sponsors of the event include: Forno Italiano, PB&J Stores, and Onore Clothing, as well as Lakeland Bank, 102.3 WSUS, Max 106.3, 103.7 WNNJ, Golden Castle Jewelers, Mancuso Salon & Spa, Salon Serendipity, Auto Client Care, and George Crescione of Deli TV Displays.
What kind of great activities are in store for the evening?
First, a fashion show, with local men and women who have volunteered their time to model fashions from PB&J Stores and Onore Clothing. There will be jewelry from Golden Castle Jewelers. The models will be coiffed and made up courtesy of Salon Serendipity and Mancuso Salon & Spa. And, Forno Italiano will be the venue for the event, featuring complimentary food and a cash bar. Then, there is an after-party at Forno’s Inferno Lounge with free Salsa lessons and dancing.
In addition, guests will take away swag bags filled with goodies from various sponsors. There are prizes as well, that donors will automatically qualify for, including: one $1,000 men’s custom suit, two $100 gift certificates to PB&J Stores, and two gift certificates for Onore Clothing.
“This started with the idea of doing something different for the holidays,” Megletti said, “for those who like entertainment, and to contribute to good causes.”
Megletti lauds the event because the proceeds “stay in our backyard.”
The Friend 2 Friend organization helps to provide free mammograms for those who cannot afford them.
“What I love about it [Friend 2 Friend] is it was founded by local people, is run by local people, and helps local people,” Megletti added.
Evin Muse is a young boy from Sparta, who was diagnosed with bone cancer last year.
“Forno led the cause to do something for Evin,” Megletti told NJ Inside Scene. “He and his family are good Sparta citizens.”
Muse, age 9, is in on-going recovery, the organizers told NJ Inside Scene.
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