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Holiday Trunk Show benefits Naoma Donnelly Haggin Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach

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DELRAY BEACH, Fl. (CBS12)-- The Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach hosted the 14th Annual Holiday Trunk Show on November 29th, 30th and December 1st at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, located at 1000 East Atlantic Avenue. The proceeds from the Holiday Trunk Show will support the programming for more than 400 children in the community who attend the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club.

Over two hundred guests attended The Holiday Trunk Show Preview Party on November 29th and even more individuals stopped by the next two days to indulge in some holiday shopping for their family and friends. The Holiday Trunk Show featured more than 30 specialty vendors, 20 of which were new this year. Vendors sold a variety of items including original jewelry, fine accessories, home décor, holiday ornaments and decorations, toys, men’s and ladies’ clothing and one-of-a-kind gifts for all ages.

Holiday Trunk Show Delights Shoppers with Unique Lineup of Luxury Vendors

This year’s sponsors included The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart and Shipley PA, Lang Realty, and the Mark Gerretson Memorial Fishing Tournament. The Trunk Show Committee members practiced with the club members who delighted the crowd with an energetic performance of several holiday songs at the preview cocktail party.

Co-chairwomen of the Holiday Trunk Show were Susan Mullin, Kari Shipley and Lynn Wilkins. This year’s committee members included Cackie Austin, Jody Buerk, Melissa deBaptiste, Ginna Donnelley, Kathy Fay, Tammy Fender, Allison Ferber, Whitney Farnum Garner, Kendall Graebner, Julie Hagnauer, Nini Ijams, Cody Jones, Hopie Kelly, Muriel Losee, Jenny Mullin, Terry Parsons, Sandra Powell, Patsy Randolph, Blair Redd, Barby Sloan, Jorgette Smith, Jamie Snyder, Bren Souers, Bessie Vance, Kathie Walker, Juliet Warner, Marg Williams, Emily Wilson, Mona Wolter and Bettina Young.

“This year’s show was such a great success. The new vendors brought in new customers which was great! We also raised an additional $33,000 the night of the event which will help buy a new school bus for the club which they desperately need. We had some of the kids from the club come and sing Christmas carols and talk with the guests, it was really great. We are looking forward to next year already!” said chairwoman Susan Mullin.

Proceeds from the Holiday Trunk Show will directly benefit the programs and services for the Naoma Donnelly Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach, located at 1451 SW 7th Street. The Club provides a safe, fun, and educational environment after school and during the summer. Children participate in a variety of programs in the arts; education and career development; sports, fitness and recreation; technology; character and leadership development; and health and life skills.

For more information about the Naoma Donnelly Haggin Boys & Girls Club in Delray Beach, donate, volunteer or view the Club’s wish list this holiday season click HERE

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 8,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.

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• Cackie & John Austin

• Jamie Snyder, Susan Mullin, Mr. Snyder

• Shopper at Zonnie Sheik Fine Jewelry

• Susan Mullin and Delray Club members

• Club members sing Holiday songs to guests

• Juliet and Alex Warner, Whitney Garner

Photo credit to Leonard Bryant Photography

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