Springtime Sought Amid The Snows By 150 At Fashion Show

Posted: March 25, 1993

The Montgomery County Medical Society Auxiliary held its annual luncheon and fashion show, Welcome Sweet Springtime, last Thursday at the Plymouth Country Club.

While the weather was not exactly springlike, the large turnout, roughly 150 guests, was sweet for the organizers. "I was amazed at all the people who came out, despite this awful weather we've been having," said fashion show organizer Margie Anderson.

Proceeds will benefit the Student Nurses' Financial Aid Fund. "We made over $2,700 so far. There seems to be quite a need this year," Anderson said, noting that there has been an increase in scholarship applicants.

The auxiliary, an organization of physicians' wives, was founded in 1925 and the scholarship aid fund was started in 1962.

Over the 31 years, 71 student nurses from Montgomery County have benefited

from the $72,000 raised.

The committee included Karen Wrigley, Muriel Bergnes, Ginny Garabedian, Rose Kavalsky and Mildred Nelowet, all of Norristown; Carol Dascher, Kathie Calandra and Beth Homa, all of Blue Bell; Terry DiPasquale, Conshohocken; Carol Marx, North Wales; Ellen Panaro, Marina Schmidt and Ellie Shackleford, all of King of Prussia, and Niki Crits, Lafayette Hill.

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The 15th annual Lunch With the Broadcaster, sponsored by the Citizens Action for Better Television, was held in Bala Cynwyd last Thursday.

More than 170 people attended the event, with the theme "Television: A Cultural Environment."

Participants included 50 students from 23 high schools and colleges, plus 30 broadcasters and academic and community representatives. George Gerbner, dean emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communications, was the principal speaker.

The daylong event, featuring a workshop and rap session before and after the lunch, was organized by Anne Breidenstein, Ardmore, and co-organized by Sarah Griffin, Villanova, and Anne Isinger, Philadelphia.

Among those on the committee were Carolyn Ancker, Elkins Park; Wanda Connolly, Secane; Connie Clery, Marguerite Farley and Pat Cooney, all of Bryn

Mawr; Betsy Graf, Ambler; Rosemary Lynch, Wayne; Marianna Roan, Ardmore; Maura Schubert, Wynnewood, and MaryLouise O'Brien, Gladwyne.

Other committee members included Eileen Berens, Rosemont; Rena Burstein, Narberth; Nancy Collier, Wallingford; Julia and Benedict Paparella and Florence Dalton, all of Villanova; Mary Kay Denny, Havertown; Lorna Forbes, Paoli; Kay Lynch, Wilmington; Honey McFall and Jeanne Neville, both of Philadelphia; Kathy Vogelman and Ginny Power, both of Drexel Hill, and Jane Schubert, Penn Valley.

Merion Mercy Academy's Parents Association held its second annual Mother- Daughter Luncheon and Fashion Show Sunday at the school in Merion Station with about 300 mothers and daughters attending. Proceeds will benefit the parents association.

On the committee were B.J. Didizian, Penn Valley; Dolores Policarpo, Philadelphia; Isabel Momenee, Havertown, and Bonnie Reichert, Norristown.

LOOKING AHEAD

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Foundation will hold an art auction benefit at Don Rosen Cadillac, 190 Presidential Blvd., Bala Cynwyd, at 7 p.m. April 3.

The artwork to be sold includes oils, watercolors and lithographs. Proceeds

from the event will be used to fund nonprofit, nonsectarian day-care programs, including those sponsored by the Day Care Association of Montgomery County.

Advance admission is $7.50, $9 at the door. For more information, call 525-5930.

Neighbors welcomes news of your social events. Send information, a name and phone number for verification to Montgomery County Gatherings, Inquirer Neighbors, 919 Conestoga Rd., Building 2, Suite 106, Rosemont, Pa. 19010.

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