WA Fall Fashion Show(L-R Diane Smith, Fashion Show Commentator; Jeanne Mucci, Chairperson; Captain Christine Glasco, Salvation Army Liaison; and Sandra Bobowski, President Greater Hartford Women’s Auxiliary.)

Great Food, Finds, and Fashions

Keys for Success at The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show!

WEST HARTFORD - The Greater Hartford Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Fashion Show was a big hit for everyone who gathered at the Pond House, truly a very entertaining and fun evening. The food was wonderful, as always. The clothing racks were filled with everything from evening wear to office attire, in all different sizes, and the display tables were loaded with beads, bobbles, and accessories. You could shop till you dropped and many attendees did!

Diane Smith, Emmy award winning TV journalist, radio talk show host, New York Times Bestselling author, local celebrity, and friend of the Army served as the emcee and did a splendid job introducing the models and explaining their outfits. Diane is a familiar person to the Army. She often makes herself available to help whenever called upon.

Captain Christine Glasco said, "Once again, the leadership and members of the Women's Auxiliary did an outstanding job in executing a wonderfully successful event. I am so grateful to all who helped to make a successful event and a special thank-you to Diane Smith for being an extremely capable emcee."

Funds raised at the Fashion Show and the annual Spring Auction are given to support local Salvation Army programs. 2013 grants were awarded to the Marshall House Family Shelter and Connecticut Veterans Hospital, as well The Salvation Army’s Hartford Corps, The Right Place preschool program, Human Services Bureau, and Greater Hartford Area Services. For more information, please click here to read our previous Spring Auction article, which details the specific projects funded for the recipients.

Program Chairman, Jeanne Mucci, said, "This event helps provide loads of clothing to the dress-for-success closet at the Marshall House homeless shelter for women and families. This shelter does such a great job helping women and families reestablish their lives with job and housing supports, it is nice to know we can help in this way."

A "special thanks" goes to:

  • Diane Smith;
  • Miss Nazy Fayaz, Fashion Show Coordinator, NazyLisa Designs;
  • Barcelona Restaurant;
  • Rose Bennett, Birch Road Designs;
  • Coley’s Designs;
  • Marianne O’Neill and Patty Buonocore, Off Center Salon;
  • Janet and John Madden, One of a Kind Button Designs;
  • Betty Richter, Quilting by Betty;
  • Janet Mellon, Southington Community Services;
  • Deanna Damen, The Cake Gypsy;
  • Jean Kelsey, Wild Tree Foods;
  • The Pond House and Staff;
  • Captain Christine Glasco;
  • Fashion Event Volunteers;
  • Women’s Auxiliary Members;
  • and Event Attendees and Our Donors!