Monday, March 28, 2011

Choose Life! Bumps and Babies - A Fundraising Event

Last week, WhimSea Designs had a FABULOUS opportunity to participate in giving back to the community through the first annual "Bumps & Babies" fashion show hosted by Melanie Gladden of Bella Grace, a maternity and baby boutique at The Fountains in Salisbury, Maryland.

Along with WhimSea Designs, nationwide vendors like Mary Kay and Thirty-One, as well as locally owned businesses like Lark on the Boulevard and The Original Smith Island Cake Company, joined in the event to raise funds to help The Life Crisis Center. whose mission is to offer no cost services to victims of violence and abuse.

The excitement was tangible from the moment we arrived to set up with the other vendors. The tables were elegant & tastefully decorated.

Auction items from more than 50 local businesses were sponsored and graced the tables at the center of the vendor area.  Over 10 merchant companies were available, live & in person, to allow participants the opportunity to connect with one-of-a-kind products in a wide variety of genres. 

As the guests arrived, most of who were women, they were able to browse and to purchase gifts or personal items knowing that a percentage of proceeds on their purchases would enable them to give back to those in need.

As everyone gathered for the luncheon, a delicious meal of grilled chicken caesar salad (best I have ever had!) was the perfect choice to offset the yummy Smith Island Cake (oh, you HAVE to visit their website and try one) donated by The Original Smith Island Cake Company.

The REAL fun began when the expectant mommies AND sweet little tikes took the runway by storm.  From 1st to 3rd trimester "bumps" and from infants to 5 year olds, the outfits from Bella Grace and Velvet Pearl were a hit!  Oh yeah, the cute grins, sweet waves, and hilarious poses helped A LOT in making this event a HUGE success!!

WhimSea Designs was so happy to be included in this inaugural event, and we look forward to participating in years to come.

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