Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Strutting their stuff, for good

Want to help raise money for a good cause? Love fashion? Or just curious about what our local Realtors look like when they are all gussied up and strutting on a runway?

The Ulster County Board of Realtors fashion show takes place from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Hillside Manor in Kingston and will benefit the Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial Cancer Fund at Benedictine Hospital. The Fund helps support local cancer patients and their families with gas and grocery cards, and medical supplies.

The fashion show will feature local Realtors on the runway modeling formal wear. Guests may enjoy appetizers and a cash bar while visiting vendors selling handbags, jewelry, cosmetics and glass creations. Tickets for the event are $30 and may be purchased from the UCBR office at 845-338-5299.

“It was important to us to keep the money we raise in Ulster County,” Broker Associate Jeanine Stoddard of Colucci Shand Realty in Gardiner, who chaired the event, said in a release. “We had a full house at last year’s event and we hope do the same this year.”

The organization represents more than 1,400 real estate professionals. In addition to helping in the fight against cancer, UCBR’s Community Services Committee has raised money for a number of local charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Ulster County Department of Social Services’ Child Protective Services, Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church’s Caring Hands meal program and People’s Place. The Committee’s next event will be a wine dinner in November to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

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