9911 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772       Ph. 727-397-5563   View TBN's FREE e-Edition today!  
Click here to learn more
Dunedin Beacon Facebook Twitter
Fashion show raises scholarship funds
Article published on
  Print E-Mail
Photo courtesy of SUSAN WILSON
Lucille Horak shows off an ensemble by Patchington of Northwood at the 2009 Dunedin Youth Guild fashion show. That year the theme was “The Splendor of Spring.”
DUNEDIN – The Dunedin Youth Guild’s 37th annual fashion show is sure to be the cat’s pajamas with this year’s theme, Rock ’N’ Roll Into Spring.

The event is set for Saturday, March 6, with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. at the Dunedin Golf Club, formerly known as the Dunedin Country Club at 1050 Palm Blvd. Patrons will have a three-course meal, see fashions by MJ Fashions, enjoy entertainment and qualify for door prizes and other opportunities. There also will be complimentary valet service. Cost of the event is $30, and all proceeds go toward scholarships for local youth.

“This is the only event that we sponsor that all the proceeds go to scholarships,” said Susan Wilson, president of the guild. “Every dime.”

Lucille Horak, chairwoman of the fashion show, said she has also served on the scholarship committee and is impressed by the students’ stories.

“These kids, it’s amazing what some of them have been through and still come out ahead and do something positive with their lives,” Horak said.

Wilson said that the guild will later choose about seven students to get the scholarships, after an application and interview process.

“The focus in the guild has always been to not to pick the ones who get the best, best grades because they will get the top scholarships,” Wilson said. “Or the ones who are the very poorest because they will get grants from the government. What we try to do is find those kids in between – the ones who fall through the cracks and won’t qualify for anything else.”

The guild has set a $10,000 fundraising goal for the scholarships, but if they make more, they will have even more to give away, Wilson said.

Susan said she hopes the scholarship program helps the students know that their community believes in them and supports their dreams.

This year, for the first time, the lunchtime entertainment at the fashion show will be provided by Dunedin students, Horak said. Dunedin High School alumnus Dana (Horak) Bright will sing. Dunedin High School Drama Teacher Gerald Durst and Choral Director Rodney Chapman each are bringing some of their students to entertain the crowd. The drama students have researched ’50s slang so they can completely get into character, Horak said.

The fashions will be modeled by guild members, City Commissioner Julie Scales, former City Commissioner Deborah Kynes, Tampa Bay Magazine Editor in Chief Margaret Burnside, and former Dunedin High School students. The seven models each will show three outfits.

Patrons are invited to get into the spirit as well and dress in their favorite ’50s costume.

The Dunedin Youth Guild began in 1964 and is a nonprofit organization. The purpose of the guild is to serve the youth of the Dunedin Area.

For reservations, call Nancy Guinn at 733-5016 or Layle Kremske at 733-5260.
Article published on
Copyright © Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved.
Printable Version E-mail article
Community Focus Online
Featured Print Advertisers
Casino Over Under

Web site        View Ad
Law Office of Stephen C. Whalen, P.A.
1968 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin
(727) 726-0439
(727) 409-7347(Cell)

Web site        View Ad
Custom Couture of Tarpon Springs
208 East Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs
(727) 238-7194

Web site        View Ad
Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity
Looking for Alumni
Contact Mark Quering
Beta Chi 1972

Web site        View Ad
Florida Center for Back & Neck Pain
Dr. Greg Hollstrom
11444 Seminole Blvd.
(727) 393-6100

Web site        View Ad
Donna's Cleaning Angels
(727) 942-8289
Web site        View Ad
NuSmile Dental
13611 Park Blvd., Suite G
(727) 475-7866

Web site        View Ad
Tarpon Springs Recreation Division
Sunset Beach Concert
Slickside, 9/3 @ 7 p.m.
(727) 942-5628

Web site        View Ad
Abbey Carpet & Floor of Largo
13120 66th St. N.
(727) 524-1445

Web site        View Ad
Tarpon Springs Merchants Association

Art & Crafts Festival
Sponge Docks, Sept. 5, 6 & 7

Web site        View Ad
Bell Hearing Instruments, Inc.
801 West Bay Dr., Suite 405, Largo (727) 585-2675
Factory Location
700 Stevens Ave., Oldsmar (813) 814-2355

Web site        View Ad
Oakhurst & East Bay Medical
13020 Park Blvd., Seminole
(727) 393-3404
3800 East Bay Dr., Largo
(727) 539-0505

Web site        View Ad
Five Fish Boutique
735 Dodecanese Blvd, Suite 1, Tarpon Springs
(727) 485-8660

Web site        View Ad
Flooring America
9012 Seminole Blvd., Seminole
(727) 397-5509
100 Patricia Ave., Dunedin
(727) 733-1356

Web site        View Ad
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Online Advertising
For information, e-mail
Online Services Directory
Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News