The Annual Fashions with Flair Fashion Show & Silent Auction fundraiser was first held by the Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV) in 2003, at the Belleair Country Club. Around 400 people attend each year from the greater Clearwater region. Now in its tenth year, the event will be held for the third year at the beautiful and historic Fort Harrison Hotel.
Since our inception in 1994, CCV has raised money, food and toys for family and children’s charities such as the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Northern Florida, Suncoast Region®, the Boys & Girls Club, Everybody’s Tabernacle’s Homeless Emergency Project, the C.L. Kennedy Community Center in Tampa, the Red Cross, Victims of Katrina and CCV adopted a 27-man platoon troop in Iraq.
For the second year, the proceeds from Fashions With Flair will go to benefit the Shriners Hospitals for Children. We are excited to be working with this worthwhile organization. Click here if you would like to donate goods or services to the Silent Auction.
This fabulous event includes a silent auction, great food, and many surprise guests in attendance, as well as participating in the fashion show as models. The exquisite fashions featured are from local area boutiques. The huge silent auction had something for everyone with well over 300 items priced from $5 to thousands, including wonderful items from crafts and baked goods to celebrity items, tons of gift certificates, art, gift baskets, designer jewelry and much more.
As is traditional, the beautifully unique fashions are modeled by some of the loveliest leading ladies in our community. A partial list of models in past years includes:
- Margaret Word Burnside, Publisher of the Tampa Bay Magazine
- Bahiyyah Sadiki, President of St. Petersburg Islamic Center
- Cat Coats, wife of former Pinellas County Sheriff Jim Coats
- Kellie Lightborn, TV personality, attorney and motivational speaker
- Pilar Ortiz, TV reporter and anchor
- Linda and Julie Rice, wife and daughter of former Pinellas County Sheriff Everett Rice
- Susan Valdes, Hillsborough County School Board member
- Julie Ryczek, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness
- Ann Kelly Radio Host of “Late Afternoon Magic” The New Magic 94.9
- Luz E. Nagle, Professor of Law at Stetson University College
- Lorena Rivas Hardwick, Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Liaison
- Karla Rettstatt, Belleair Tax Commissioner
We are proud to have their support and friendship.
If you would like more information about CCV, feel free to contact us at any time.