Clearwater Community Volunteers Annual “Fashions with Flair” Fundraiser Features Tampa Bay’s Leading Ladies Walking the Runway at Historic Fort Harrison Hotel

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11th Annual “Fashions with Flair” to Benefit Shriners Hospital, Nourish to Flourish Program and Clearwater Family Holiday Festival, Winter Wonderland

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Hundreds of volunteers donate their time to put on this fundraiser, and we always have a really good time doing it knowing we are helping children in the Tampa Bay area.

The Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) is hosting its 11th Annual “Fashions with Flair” Silent Auction and Fashion Show Fundraiser at the historic Fort Harrison Hotel on Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. A gourmet lunch will be served.

Pam Ryan Anderson, Chairman of CCV, said, “Hundreds of volunteers donate their time to put on this fundraiser, and we always have a really good time doing it knowing we are helping children in the Tampa Bay area.” Proceeds from the Silent Auction will benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Bob Dillinger’s Nourish to Flourish Program, and Clearwater’s family holiday festival, Winter Wonderland.

Each year, CCV’s fashion show features several leading ladies of Tampa Bay on the runway. Some of the models this year are, in alphabetical order:

Margaret Word Burnside – Executive Editor of Tampa Bay Magazine;
Cat Coats - wife of former sheriff Jim Coats; co-founder of Beth’s Closet
Mimi Kintzel – Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology in Tampa
Susan Latvala – Pinellas County Commissioner
Lauren Collins Medlin – 2014 Ms. Florida
Cathy O'Brien – Program Specialist for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Kathleen Peters - Florida State Representative
Bahiyyah Sadiki – an Educator in the Pinellas County School System for 11 years
Carolyn Secor – Local Attorney
Susan Valdes – Hillsborough County School Board

Ambria’s of St. Petersburg will provide the couture for this year’s models.

The Silent Auction items are priced from $5 to thousands with something for everyone, including items from crafts and baked goods to celebrity endorsed goods, children’s items, sports memorabilia, fishing excursions, gift certificates, fine art, gift baskets, designer jewelry and much more.

For more information or to purchase General Seating or VIP tickets to Fashions with Flair, call 727-442-2099 or visit CCV’s website at:

About Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV):

CCV is a non-profit, charitable organization, made up entirely of volunteers and is a community arm of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater. CCV produces the huge Easter Egg Hunt in Coachman Park in Clearwater every Spring and “Winter Wonderland” – an annual holiday charity drive in downtown Clearwater featuring 5 alpine-like village buildings, 100 live pine trees, a fully functioning stage with entertainment, tens of thousands of tiny white lights, pony & train rides, a playground, a giant slide and bouncy house, and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus. CCV gets their inspiration from the quote by L Ron Hubbard, "Love and Help Children."

Media Inquiries:
Pam Ryan Anderson
Phone: 727-442-2099
Clearwater Community Volunteers:

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