This spring, it’s all about head-to-toe fashion – and you can see the latest styles and trends from area shops and boutiques at the Beaufort Woman’s Club’s “Do’s and Don’ts Charity Fashion Show.”

The show is Saturday, March 24, at the Dunes Club in Atlantic Beach and will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature a luncheon, a fashion show of spring outfits from 10 local shops and a lighthearted display of what-not-to-wear outfits.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to purchase clothing and accessories from 14 vendors with pop-up displays at the show.

Tickets are $40 and proceeds will benefit two local nonprofit organizations.

“Fashion show attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch and a fun-filled program, while helping raise money for two outstanding community groups, Backpack Blessings and Family Promise, that are helping children and families in need,” fashion show chairman Mary Kevin Welch said.

Backpack Blessings is a ministry of the Loaves and Fishes organization in Beaufort. It provides daily snacks and weekend food for approximately 130 county students.

Backpack Blessings children are referred from Beaufort Elementary, Beaufort Middle School, East Carteret High School, Harkers Island Elementary, Smryna Elementary and Atlantic Elementary. A gift of $180 sponsors a child for an entire school year.

With the support of 13 host congregations and volunteers, Family Promise of Carteret County coordinates Christian hospitality services to pregnant women and homeless parents with a child or children.

Family Promise provides lodging and meals, as well as access to phones, the internet and a network of social service agencies, to help families build a better future.

“Family Promise is thrilled to be chosen as one of the two charities selected by the Beaufort Woman’s Club for this special fashion show event,” Family Promise executive director Sandy Giacobbi said. “Their generous gift will assist in the purchase of playground equipment for homeless children here in Carteret County.”

Shops providing fashions for the Do’s and Don’ts Charity Fashion Show are Beaufort Linen, Beaufort Proper, Calypso Cottage, Fabricate, Harbor Specialties, Island Proper, Jarrett Bay Clothing Co., Sandi’s Beachwear, Southern Frock and Sweet Lilly Ru.

Vendors participating in the shopping area include Beaufort Home Store, Beaufort Linen, Beaufort Proper Mobile Boutique & Showroom, Calypso Cottage, Courtney Lynn Jewelry, Harbor Specialties, Island Proper, Jarrett Bay Clothing Co., Ruby Ribbon, Sandi’s Beachwear, Sassie Rocks, Southern Frock Shoppe, Sweet Lilly Ru and Uashmama.

Willis Insurance Agency/Nationwide Insurance, Beaufort Home Store and Beaufort Furniture are the show’s gold-level sponsors.

Silver-level sponsors are Emerald Isle Realty, Atlantic Wealth Management and Beaufort Linen/Window & Wall Decor.

Bronze-level sponsors are Michael Abbott/Edward Jones, Joyce Matthews/Farm Bureau Carteret County, Sound Bank and TravelRight.  

Fashion show seating is limited, but the club has some tickets still available for purchase at The Beaufort Home Store, 113 Turner St., in Beaufort.

Tickets are also available at and Those interested may also email or call 252-646-4564.

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