(Nov. 28, 2014) The 26th Holiday Wrappings fashion show and luncheon, an event to benefit the American Cancer Society, will present styles from 14 retailers on Tuesday, Dec. 9, when the annual event takes over the convention center in Ocean City.
Tickets must be reserved by Tuesday, Dec.2.
Dawne Pappas, Holiday Wrappings chairwoman, has volunteered with American Cancer Society for more than 20 years.
“I lost my mom recently to a brain tumor and my brother died of cancer when he was 4-years-old,” Pappas said. “Everyone has been touched by a cancer victim whether it be a friend, family member or a co-worker. We do this event in hopes of finding a cure one day.”
Holiday Wrappings has a special celebration this year that is part surprise and will be focused on the theme of helping provide more birthdays for cancer survivors, while making people aware of American Cancer Society education and research, she said.
This year’s fashions will come from shops and boutiques representing Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, and Salisbury, Ocean City and Berlin. The include: CraZy LadyZ!, Coconut Kids, Bruder Hill, The Dressing Room, Josephine’s Daughter, Bustles, SeaQuest, Southern Exposure, Ish Boutique, Raggamuffin, Bomshell Boutique, Alexis Jade, Bungalow 7 and Pet Threadz.
Jan Patterson-Hohman, fashion show chairwoman and owner of CraZy LadyZ, said the audience will see fashion ranging from bridal wear to young adult clothing.
And for lunch, guests will be served chicken walnut stuffing, butternut squash, Brussel sprouts, roasted potatoes and a salad. The event features different local bakeries for its desserts and this year’s provider will be Sweet Disposition of Selbyville.
In addition to fashion and food, Holiday Wrappings will include Chinese auction as well as an auction for trips, tickets to sporting events, hotel stays and even a sky diving package.
A raffle will take place for mystery boxes holding hundreds of dollars worth of gifts.
New this year, will be a wine raffle table and tickets can be purchased until bottles of wine run out.
“Every person who buys a wine raffle ticket will leave with a bottle of wine ranging from $10 to $90,” Pappas said.
An addition to the event is an artificial cake, where people can buy a candle for $5 to honor someone they know who died of cancer, and each person is memorialized as the cake becomes brighter.
DJ Batman, a staple at the annual show, will provide the music. The Stephen Decatur Middle School choir will also perform, while volunteers from the Salisbury University advancement office will don their formal apparel and assist with the show, Pappas said.
“Helping raise funds and awareness in the community is priceless. There have been strides with research and the money raised benefits cancer victims in our area,” she said.
Last year, more than 560 people attended the event, which raised more than $30,000.
Event sponsorships at different levels are available. Fill out the sponsorship form found online at www.acsholidaywrappings.org and make checks payable to The American Cancer Society (Fashion Show). Mail checks to American Cancer Society, Inc. P.O. Box 163 Salisbury, Md. 21803.
Convention center doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the event will end around 2 p.m. Lunch will be at noon with the fashion show starting at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $40 and can be purchased at the convention center box office on 40th Street or at www.acsholidaywrappings.org.
For more information, email Pappas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-880-2310.
- Attendees gather for a photo during last year’s
- “Holiday Wrappings” event to benefit the American
- Cancer Society at the Ocean City convention center
- on 40th Street.