June 18 Fashion for Action Fundraiser a Success!

 Sponsors, Guests Make June 18 ‘Fashion For Action” Fundraiser a Success

We want to thank all our sponsors and supporters for making our first annual two-part ‘Fashion for Action’ fundraising event on June 18 a great success!

We completely sold out tickets for the after-hours shopping spree held at the nonprofit’s Julington Square Thrift Shoppe, along with the fashion show held at the nearby All About Ballroom, located at 778 FL-13 N — which was emceed by Melanie Lawson from The Morning Show on WJXT Channel 4 The Local Station / News4JAX.

“It was a great event that not only helps fund our mission, but should also inspire more people to shop at our Betty Griffin Thrift Shoppes – which further supports us in helping the survivors we serve,” said Betty Griffin Center CEO Joyce Mahr.

All models were local volunteers, including many influential women and men in the community, each modeling some unique finds from the thrift shoppes,


Models included:

Bridget Hennessy from Hennessy Events

Genny Johns from The Junior Service League of St. Augustine

Martha Dagnall and Jennifer Weithman from Geneva Presbyterian Church

Jennifer Michaux, the St. Augustine Police Department’s first female Chief of Police

Abigail Mariotti, Florida’s Universal Beauty 7-9 “Our Little Miss”

Kaylee Allen, Softball Coach at Flagler College

Serena Ostrowsky, Financial Advisor/Edward Jones & member of Moms Demand Action – FL

Brooke Scheutzow, Student at the University of Florida

Clay Carmichael, Betty Griffin Center Board Member & Principal at Pedro Menendez High School

Bridie Carmichael, daughter of board member Clay Carmichael

William (Bill) Werle, Betty Griffin Center Board Member & Capt. at the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office

Callie Green, SOTA Chapter at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Angela Spears, President of the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority


Thanks to Our Event Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor  – Heart Touch Communications

Gold Sponsor – Hennessy Events, Geneva Presbyterian Church

Silver Sponsor – San Sebastian Winery, Wild Bird Unlimited and Ameris Bank

Bronze Sponsors – SERVPRO, AlignLife Chiro, Flower Works and Crème De La Cocoa

For more information on how you can support the Betty Griffin Center on future events,  email event coordinator Kenlie Kubart at [email protected].