The luncheon featured a vintage fashion show, ‘Women’s Fashion Throughout History, presented by VIVA.
Viva was founded in 1985 as part of the Goodwill Industries Volunteer Services and began gathering vintage outfits and presenting programs with the outfits. Today, the group is part of the Western Reserve Historical Society. Proceeds from their activities help support the Society, and their models volunteer their time and have done many programs in the area for retirement communities, nursing facilities, and garden clubs.
“The net proceeds of this event will be used to establish a scholarship, the first of which to be awarded in 2019. The scholarship will be available to high school seniors residing in Avon who will be majoring in a course of study aligning with our mission,” reports Cynthia Murnyack-Czarnecki, MHA, R.Ph., Avon Garden Club, President.
“The purpose of the Avon Garden Club is to promote knowledge of and enthusiasm for gardening and to acknowledge our responsibility for stewardship of the earth and all its natural resources. Our goal is to contribute to the beautification of our community and encourage an atmosphere of friendliness and kinship with all gardeners.”
Red Tail provided the 176 guests with lunch consisting of a delicious chicken salad sandwich on croissant with fresh fruit. “Ginger Shaw, the Banquet Manager at Red Tail, could not have been more accommodating and more helpful in making this event a success. We enjoyed working with her and her staff. We will be happy to return to Red Tail for future events. The service was excellent,” reports Cynthia. Fabulous desserts were provided by Nothing Bundt Cakes at 35925 Detroit Road in Avon. Each guest had the opportunity to select two bunditinis from an array of ten delicious flavors.