Several hundred mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, friends and guests attended the Ladies of Charity annual fundraising luncheon and fashion show Saturday at Saint Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church Parish Center in Harker Heights.
Dr. Ann Farris of the Killeen Food Care Center was the guest speaker and also modeled clothes provided by Dillard’s Department Store. The luncheon benefited the Harker Heights and Killeenfood care centers.
“The community expects us to show love when disaster occurs,” Farris said. “We show love by providing foundational human needs on the life pyramid, food clothing and shelter.”
Clarice King attended the style show. She started working with her mother at the food care center in Heights on a part time basis but now works there full time, she said.
“We provide an average of 250 families with meals each month,” she said. “The increased need within the past two years made it necessary for me to be there on a full time basis.”
A silent auction of handcrafted and donated items were also part of the fundraising activities.
Mary Marin, who has been involved with the fundraiser for more than 20 years, helped decorate the Parish Center banquet room and also modeled clothes for the event.
“We went with the theme of Broadway and decorated the tables to reflect different theatre shows,” she said.
Fashions modeled in the style show included casual and formal wear for men and women. Donna Perry, past Ladies of Charity president, sat with her three sisters’ co-workers and friends.
“I helped organize the early fundraising activities and have seen auction items grow from 50 donated items to over 100,” Perry said.