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Tickets now on sale for the 12th Annual Special Populations Fashion Show and Auction

By Staff | Mar 5, 2021

The 12th Annual Special Populations Fashion Show and Auction, hosted by Guardian Angels for Special Populations, is set for Saturday, March 13, at The Westin Resort and Convention Center in Cape Coral.

It’s a major fundraiser for the organization.

“This year we have reserved all four conference rooms at the Westin which will have seating for up to 350 people socially distanced but has the capacity to host 1400 people,” a release on the event states. “Doors open at 10:30 am with the event starting at 11 a.m. Come enjoy a complimentary Happy Hour! There will be a gourmet lunch crafted by Chef Victoria Wenning. Razzle Dazzle will provide the models with their fashions and Special Populations Models will strut their stuff throughout the event. Special Populations has some new, fun live auction items that we are excited to present.”

This show celebrates all abilities. This year we also feature a Silent Auction, Pic-a-Prize Game, Wine Pull, Grab Bags, a Diamond Drop by John Michaels Jewelry Store, as well as a chance to try their luck in the 50/50 drawing and Grand Prize Board Game or Lotto Board Raffle.

Event tickets are a $50 per person charity donation sold in advance only and available by calling (239) 574-0574 to charge by phone or at the Freida B. Smith Special Populations Center, 410 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral.

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They also are available online at “http://www.myspecialpops.org”>http://www.myspecialpops.org, www.myspecialpops.org via PayPal or at Pop’s Café located in Cape Coral City Hall. Also, follow the group on Facebook at “I Love Special Pops!”

“A big thank you to our Community Partner, Gunterberg Charitable Foundation The Culliton Family, our Event Sponsors First Horizon Bank and Kiwanis. We would also like to thank our Silent Auction Partners Van Hart Provisions and Collier Electric. Without the support of these organization none of this would be possible,” officials said.

The Guardian Angels for Special Populations is made up of Parents and Community Members that raise money to support the Freida B. Smith Special Populations Center. This past year Guardian Angels donated the funds for the building to be re-painted, paid for our cooking class program, cover the costs of our Special Events, scholarships and so much more. All this to enhance the quality of programming that the participants of Special Populations receive.

Special Population’s serves more than 185 people through its various programs including an Adult Day Training Center, Evening Socials, After School Program and Camps. Spring Break Camp begins March 15 through the 19. Summer Camp will begin the week of June 28 and run through the month of July. All children of any Ability are welcome to attend from 13-22 years of age. Call and ask for Sarah or Julie if you are interested in attending. (239)-574-0574.

Submitted by: Milena Park, Special Populations Supervisor, The Freida B. Smith Special Populations Center