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WINNERS OF HOLIDAY FUND RAISER BASKET RAFFLE
December 6, 2013

SNACK TIME  -=- CAROL BEDNAROWSKI

HOLIDAY TABLE  -=-  PRISCILLA DUTILE

HOLIDAY MEMORIES   -=- JACQUI SZOPA

PAMPER YOURSELF  -=-  DORIS ST. PIERRE

ITALIAN DELIGHT   -=- BUN NY DONELSON

ROMA ROMANTICA   -=- MERCEDES HUSSON

PARISIAN HOLIDAY  -=- MERCEDES HUSSON

A LITTLE BIT OF IRELAND  -=-  JACQU SZOPA

HOLIDAY BREAKFAST  -=-  DOT BLONDIN

LETS CELEBRATE   -=- LIZ STAVAROPOULOS

AFTERNOON DELIGHT  -=-  ELAINE KATSOUPIS

START YOUR MORNING  -=-  GLORIA MACVANE

INDULGE, INDULGE MERCEDES HUSSON

SWEET INDULGENCE  -=-  BUNNY DONELSON

GETTING CRAFTY  -=-  ELAINE KATSOUPIS

 

MWC AWARDS 4 SCHOLARSHIPS

      At the Manchester Women’s Club June luncheon meeting, the club awarded scholarships to four young women from area high schools. Sydney Ouellette, from Central High School, Alexandria Wright from Memorial High School and Debora Almeida from West High School each received the Manchester Women’s Club $1000.00 scholarship. Alyssa Gallagher from West High School received the Manchester Women’s Club $500.00 Scholarship in Memory of Dorothy Lempenau. Each girl told the members a little bit about themselves and their future plans. Also honored at the meeting was long time member Helen McCormack, who had raised over $8000.00 for the club through the Panera Bread program. For more information about the many activities of the Manchester Women’s Club, go to www.manchesterwomensclub.com

Club Holds Fund Raising Event
 

The Manchester Women’s club held a fund raising event, Cinco De Abril, at the Puritan Back Room Restaurant to support club projects, including their scholarship program. A Mexican theme prevailed in the room. Tables wee decorated with traditional paper flower, pottery and other artifacts. Sombreros and piñatas were displayed around the room adding to the fiesta atmosphere. The highlight of the event was a song and dance performance by Imelda Juarez Thompson. Dressed in authentic costumes, she filled the room with beautiful songs and dances of her homeland. Also dancing w/ Imelda was her choreographer Maria Rivera.

Imelda grew up in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico where she was surrounded by music which helped her to develop into the multi-talented artist she is today. Her mother, father and grandfather were all singers. In addition to her performance of traditional Mexican music, her love for the arts led her to graduate from the High Couture School of Design at the Yanem Institute in Tijuana, Mexico and from Mexicali Fashion Design Institute. Imelda extended her range to painting by studying at the Art Institute of America in 2001. Currently she incorporates recycled materials as a medium for her expressions, including such natural materials as eggshells to create unique and beautiful texture in her paintings and combined with paint for her costume designs. One of her costume creations won first place in 2011 at Simplicity Company in New York.

Prior to the performance, President Anne Marie Hafeman recognized members for their service to the club by presenting each with a special volunteer pin.

Co-Chairs for the event were Gloria Mac Vane, Pauline Poulos and Jacqueline Szopa. Program Coordinator was Doris Proulx.

For more information about the Manchester Women’s Club go to www.manchesterwomensclub.com.


 

 

Cinco de Abril Mexican Fiesta

The MWC will be holding a Mexican Fiesta buffet luncheon on Friday April 5, 2013 at the puritan Backroom, Pappas Room. It will begin at 11:00 am and lunch is at 12:30 pm followed by entertainment. Cost for the luncheon is $30.00, inc. tax and tip.

Entertainment for the event will be provided by Imelda Juarez Thompson. Imelda grew up in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico where she was surrounded by music which helped her to develop into the multi-talented artist she is today. Her mother, father and grandfather were all singers. In addition to her performance of traditional Mexican music, her love for the arts led her to graduate from the High Couture School of Design at the Yanem Institute in Tijuana, Mexico and from Mexicali Fashion Design Institute. Imelda extended her range to painting by studying at the Art Institute of America in 2001. Currently she incorporates recycled materials as a medium for her expressions, including such natural materials as eggshells to create unique and beautiful texture in her paintings and combined with paint for her costume designs. One of her costume creations won first place in 2011 at Simplicity Company in New York.

Tickets for the luncheon will be available by March 1, 2013 and must be purchased in advance. Reserved tables are available for a minimum of 8 people. Non members are welcome. Proceeds will benefit the MWC Scholarship Fund.


 

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