30th Christmas in September Benefit for Needy Children Honors Louise Gabriel

The Santa Monica Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will hold its 30th annual Christmas in September fashion show-luncheon on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

Jewelry, gift items and other specialty boutiques will open at 11 a.m. and luncheon is at 12 noon.

The event will be honoring a long time member of the Women’s Auxiliary and prominent community member, Louise Gabriel for its many years of dedication to the Christmas in September Benefit. The event benefits programs for children of needy families which include the distribution of new toys during the holidays, according to Evelyn Guerboian, Co-Chairperson.

Eddie Guerboian will serve as Commentator of the fashion show which will feature new fall fashions for men, women and children from Macy’s to be modeled by representatives from the Westside community organizations. The fashions have been coordinated by Kittie Leslie.

Reservations are $65 per person and may be made with Roberta de la Puente, (310) 399-3570 or the Salvation Army office, (310) 451-1358.

Participants in the program include Deanna Robinson, President and Majors Linda and David Harmon, local community corps commanding officers.

Music for the fashion show will be performed by Anthony Begonia.

The models will be escorted by Bill Dawson, S.M. Kiwanis and Sgt. Rudy Camarena, SM Police Dept.

The models are Kate Prudente, Irene Dunne Guild, St. John’s Medical Center; Ann Greenspun, Rotary Club, Carroll McEachern, National Charities League, June Peralta, Assistance League; Helen Vasak, Santa Monica Sister City; Evelyn Guerboian, Santa Monica Breakfast Club, Jean McNeil-Wyner, Santa Monica Historical Society Museum; Monet Brock, YMCA Y’s Men and Women, Tara Pomposini, YMCA, Patty Loggins-Tazi, Police Activities League and junior models Michael Szydlik, Allison and Briana Vasak.

Committee chairs include June Livingston, Ellie Margaillan, Lenore Johnson, Penny Donnelley, Pat Broch, Deanna Robinson, Jeanne Majd, Roberta De La Puente and Evelyn Guerboian.

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