The Fund for Women in Sussex held its seventh annual Fashion Show on April 9 at the Atlantic Sands, with almost 200 people in attendance.

FFW founders and models showcased fashions from Candlelight Bridal in Millsboro, Cleo’s and Simply Dressed in Rehoboth Beach, Lady Fenwick in Fenwick Island, Deanna’s & Piccolino, The Cottage and Twila Farrell in Lewes.

Models were Estee Ciarlone, Lisa Condon, Jeannie Fleming, Sarah Gilmour, Bonnie Johnson, Michelle Leeuwen, Leslie Mergner, Carolyn Newcott, Debbie O’Donnell, Kathy Pizzadili, Marylee Phillips, Sandy Roberts, Dawn Sbriglia, Genevieve Slater, Laura Slater, Pat Tosi and Emily Yeager.

Attendees enjoyed food, drinks, raffles and the fashion show. FFW also is selling raffle tickets for a week stay in Florida. The four-bedroom condo sleeps 12 and is available Dec. 29 through Jan. 5, 2018. Tickets are $20 and the drawing will be held May 18. Call 856-4393 for info.

At the event, it was announced that Sen. Tom Carper delivered a check in the amount of $325 to the Fund for Women on April 7. Carper and his staff contributed the donation on behalf of Women’s History Month to fund the important programs for women and girls that the FFW supports.

The fund also congratulated the 12 who committed to join the Fund for Women: Fayetta Blake, Barbara Freimuth, Erlene George, Marie LaRoca, Richard Legatski, Rhonda Lerner, Joanne Oliver, Jane Runey, Angela Showell, Ginny Smith Morris, Dian Stein and Patricia Woll. Deanna’s and Piccolino, from Lewes, is a new business founder.

The FFW grant speaker was Miss Teen Delaware Kasiyah Tatem, speaking about her experience at Pathways to Success.

The next Fund for Women event will be its grants award event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 18 at the Duncan Center, 500 Loockerman St., Dover. More than $190,000 will be awarded.

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