Chantilly/Centreville: Fashion, Music and Silent Auction

Chantilly/Centreville: Fashion, Music and Silent Auction

Fairfax Salvation Army fundraiser set for the Waterford.

The 35th annual Fashion Show, Luncheon, and Silent Auction sponsored by the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fairfax County Corps will be held on Friday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Waterford at Fair Oaks (across from Fair Oaks Mall). Fashions will be presented by Lord & Taylor.

The event features a social and silent auction preview at 10:30 a.m.; a welcome at 11:15 a.m.; entertainment provided by singer Elisabeth Turchi, who will sing Broadway tunes, opera and jazz at 11:30 a.m.; a luncheon catered by the Waterford consisting of American garden salad, chicken Wellington, medley of fresh vegetables, and chocolate mousse dessert at 12 p.m.; and the fashion show at 12:50 p.m. About 350 people are expected to attend.

"This is my fifth year of doing it and each year we are growing," said Master of Cermonies Angela Ganey. "This is the biggest fundraiser of the year; the same people are coming back and everything we do is for the people of Fairfax who are needy."

"With the theme, 'Step Into Spring and Do the Most Good,' it's a lovely gathering and a chance to contribute and have an enjoyable time and be with friends and see the Spring fashions from Lord & Taylor," said Meg McLane, co-president of the Women's Auxilliary of the Fairfax Corps who's in charge of the models.

Chris Polito of Lord and Taylor is supplying the fashion-show commentary. "He's the general manager of Lord & Taylor at Fair Oaks and he does a fabulous job," said Ganey.

There will be both male and female models offering spring daytime casual, afternoon and evening wear. Some of the models will include: Sharon Gottleib of Fairfax Station, Randy Jennings of Fairfax Station, Mary Lou Glover of Clifton, Christina O'Connell of Fairfax, Carolina Hurtado of Argentina, and Bridget Sampson of Baltimore.

The Silent Auction is being headed up by Connie Lauther and Clara Richcreek, both of Fairfax. It will include a weekend getaway to the Red Fox Inn in Middleburg, restaurant gift cards, jewelry, kitchen appliances, paintings, gift baskets and plants. Money will be donated to the Fairfax Headquarters of the Salvation Army. Last year, money was used in the after-school program to help children with homework, as well as providing hot meals and computer skills.

Tickets are $40 ($10 is tax-deductible). To purchase them or donate gift certificates and merchandise for the silent auction, contact event coordinator Angela Ganey at or 703-250-5809.