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Viva la Diva

Lyn Finnigan, Darleen Clark, Deborah Bennett and Mary Jane Thornton

Lyn Finnigan, Darleen Clark, Deborah Bennett and Mary Jane Thornton Photo by Louise Krafft.

— The 29th Annual Yacht Haven Garden Club Fashion Show, Luncheon & Silent Auction was held on Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Fort Belvoir Officers Club. Fashions and furs were courtesy of Bloomingdale’s in Tyson’s Corner. Bloomingdale’s personal shopper manager Effie Elkorek emceed the show. Michael Habib, Kevin Scherrer, Carrick Herbert and Gil Siegert served as escorts for the models. Fashion show co-chairs were Denise Wight and Deborah Alea.

Proceeds from the annual event benefit area and community activities that include American Horticulture Society; local Boy Scout and Girl Scout projects; historic preservation of Gunston Hall, Mount Vernon, River Farm and Woodlawn Plantation; neighborhood entrance marker beautification projects; gardening project at Mount Vernon High School; support of Fern Valley at the National Arboretum, World Gardening, and Friendship Garden; United Community Ministries Fresh Food donations, and the Wildflower Garden and Invasive Plant Control.