Nearly 100 people watched as local leaders and teenagers modeled clothing and raised money for community organizations March 22 at the New Dominion Women’s Club’s annual “Spring Fling Fashion Show, Luncheon and Raffle.”
Groups benefiting from the event’s proceeds were Claude Moore Colonial Farm, McLean Project for the Arts, Safe Community Coalition and SHARE Inc.
Community leaders who served as models included Amee Burgoyne, president of the McLean Community Foundation; Jackie Cho, a former board member of the Safe Community Coalition; Susan Corrigan, executive director of the McLean Project for the Arts; state Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31st); WUSA9 reporter and anchor Peggy Fox; Debbie Sanders, a member of the McLean Community Center Governing Board; Marcia Twomey, president of the Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce; and former Del. Margi Vanderhye, executive director of the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Effie Elkorek of Bloomingdale’s served as host and coordinator of the fashion show, which was held at Assaggi Osteria in McLean.
Founded in 1968 and based in McLean, New Dominion Women’s Club helps local charities and promotes fellowship among women. The club asks members to donate their time and talents year-round.
Besides organizing fund-raisers to benefit local charities, club members volunteer their efforts with the Reading Is Fundamental literacy program, Adopt-a-Highway, children’s art education and other causes.
The Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce in 2013 gave the club its Best Volunteer Organization award. For more information about the club, visit www.ndwc.org.