Goodwill + Girl Scouts = A Fashionably Good Time!

Posted by: Sam Valentin on Thursday, July 6, 2017

The time has come once more for Goodwill Manasota's annual Little Black Dress event! This year, we've teamed up with the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida once again for what promises to be a fantastic and memorable event on Thursday, July 13th.

The luncheon has changed locations this year and will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota located at 1000 Boulevard of the Arts. While guests dine on what will surely be a delicious lunch, they'll be treated to a fashion show with a twist. This year, the theme is Little Black Dress: Salute the Runway and the models are none other than female veterans from right here in our community. Each veteran has been partnered with a girl scout and together they have completed a series of activities designed to teach the scouts about patriotism and leadership. The scouts have learned how to properly retire the US flag and in doing so have had the opportunity to earn leadership badges and a Legacy of Valor patch.

In addition to the fashion show, there will be a raffle and silent auction with some truly fabulous items available. Some of the packages up for grabs include gift certificates to some of Sarasota's hottest attractions including Mote Marine Aquarium, Treeumph, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and Sky Zone Sarasota! There are also restaurant gift certificates, movie tickets, and a few big ticket items including Disney tickets and a weeklong vacation in Hilton Head!

If that's not enough to make you want to open a new internet tab and buy your tickets right this second, there's also the knowledge that in attending this event you'll be supporting two organizations dedicated to giving back and enriching our community. Proceeds from the event will be split between the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida and the Goodwill Manasota. Tickets are $75 each and are going fast. Little Black Dress has sold out the past two years and if the past is any indication of the future, we'll sell out again this year. So act fast and get your tickets now if you haven't already! You won't want to miss this!

Tickets are available at experiencegoodwill.org/events. See you there!

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