2017-04-20 / Arts & Entertainment News

You’ll love being part of PACE signature fundraiser

In anticipation of PACE Center for Girls-Collier at Immokalee annual signature fundraiser, Love That Dress!, organizers are calling on the community to give time and gently used dresses to top the $126,000 the event raised for the program last year.

The first event is a volunteer recruitment and kick-off party where organizers will sign up helpers to garner sponsorships, manage inventory, gather silent auction items and assist with myriad other tasks leading up to Live That Dress! The party starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at United Way of Collier County. Attendees will enjoy wine and cheese while event chairs Melissa Speeche and Libby Fekette describe volunteer opportunities and explain the PACE mission and its plans for the future.

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the event and the organization is welcome.

Several dress collection parties have been scheduled through the summer, starting with Derby & Dresses! Dress Collection & Spa Party from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Naples Laser & MedSpa. Also on deck is Cruise for a Cause aboard the Naples Princess from 5:45-8:45 p.m. Monday, May 22. Guests will enjoy dancing, appetizers from Shula’s and a fashion show featuring selections from signature sponsor White House | Black Market.

The Love That Dress! main event takes place from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Naples Grande. Hundreds of new and gently used dresses for all occasions, from simple shifts to fancy ball gowns, will fill the racks for savvy shoppers.

For more information about upcoming events or volunteer opportunities, visit the Love That Dress! Facebook page or call 842-5406. To purchase tickets to the August fundraiser or to learn about PACE Center for Girls, visit www.pacecenter.org. ¦

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