Fashion for Action Fundraiser Set for Friday June 18

 ‘Fashion For Action” Shopping Spree at Julington Square Thrift Shoppe/Fashion Show Fundraiser Set for Friday, June 18

Support the Betty Griffin Center and purchase your tickets now for our first annual two-part ‘Fashion for Action’ fundraising event on Friday, June 18.

The event kicks off with an after-hours shopping spree from 5 to 6 p.m. at the nonprofit’s Julington Square Thrift Shoppe, located at 445 FL-13 in the Fruit Cove area, where ticket holders can take part in a private shopping spree that includes special sales, raffle baskets, door prizes and a chance to win a $50 Thrift Shoppe Gift Card.

Then, from 6 to 8 p.m., the event moves to the nearby All About Ballroom, located at 778 FL-13 N in the St. Johns area, for a fashion show, which will be emceed by Melanie Lawson from The Morning Show on WJXT Channel 4 The Local Station / News4JAX. Wine and Hors D’oeuvres will be served during this part of the event.

“This will be a very fun event that will help us fund our mission, and we hope it will 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 Executive Director Joyce Mahr. “Our models are all local volunteers, including many influential women and men in our community, who will model some unique finds from our thrift shoppes,”

Models include:

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 at Edward Jones and 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


Tickets for the event are $25 per person and can be purchased through at

For more information, email event coordinator Kenlie Kubart at