GRASONVILLE — Eastate Treasures, the “upscale resale shop” in Kent Towne Market that benefits Compass Regional Hospice, held its 29th annual Fashion Show Monday, Oct. 5, at Prospect Bay Country Club. The fashion show is Estate Treasurers’ biggest fundraiser of the year.
Fashion Show co-chairs Roz Laskin and Linda Bounds, who have been involved with the show the past eight years, said in a statement, “We’re all volunteers committed to helping fund the needs of Compass Regional Hospice. We’ve been able to donate more than $2 million to hospice over the years. All of the models for the show are volunteers from local businesses.”
Compass Regional Hospice Executive Director Heather Guerieri said, “This show has grown significantly over the years with more and more participants. This year, however, due to the pandemic, we could only host half as many people. Even with those restrictions, we sold out. We followed CDC guidelines, spacing people to no more than six people at one table, and everyone wearing face masks when not at a table while moving around.”
She added, “Even in difficult times, nonprofits have to keep fundraising. This is the first year the fashion show has been a tri-county event, including Queen Anne’s, Caroline and Kent counties.”
The event began with silent auction items being available to be bid on. A very nice luncheon provided by the Prospect Bay Country Club staff began at noon. That was followed at 1 p.m. with the fashion show featuring 17 different volunteer models who donned a great variety of fashions, from casual beachwear to a formal wedding gown and men’s tuxedo. All of the items modeled, from head to toe, were items of merchandise from the store that are available for purchase.
D.J. Steve Moody provided great music for the event, especially the fashion show. Moody is well known for his zany remarks while playing appropriate music for each model that walked the fashion runway.
Moody told the audience, “The clothes all these models are wearing are the cleanest you find anywhere. Completely sanitized!” (Alluding to the pandemic, which brought lots of laughter from those in attendance).
In between the models coming out, live auction items were sold. Moody also handled that.
Amanda Leager, QACTV personality known to some as “The Farmer’s Wife,” served as emcee for the event.
The mission statement for Compass Regional Hospice was printed on the program: “Compass Regional Hospice offers individuals, families and our communities ‘care on your terms’ through comprehensive, professional and compassionate care and grief support.” For more information about hospice services, call 443-262-4100.