|President Cheryl Kleiman, left, with Food Bank of Manatee County representative Kristen Theisen. (provided photo)|
The money was raised at the club's 7th annual Diamond and Crystal Ball on Dec.4. In addition to the check, members donated useful items and chocolates for 250 gift bags to be delivered to Meals on Wheels recipients on Valentines Day, said Katy Arrillaga, club historian in a press release.
The check was presented to Kristen Theisen, Manatee Food Bank representative, in January at the club's "Walk The Red Carpet" general meeting, lunch and fashion show at Michael's On East Restaurant.
Tables were named for past Oscar winning movies, such as "Chariots of Fire," "Gone With The Wind," and "Schindler's List".
Club President Cheryl Kleiman introduced new members and thanked the committee for making the event an "Oscar Winning Performance."
|Brenda Ottaway and Jeanie Blazey. (provided photo)|
|Four of the eight models relaxing before show time, from left, Fran Vaka, Michele Beni, Judy Jones and Jean Brown. (provided photo)|