GLEN ELLYN – All of the boutiques in Glen Ellyn will be showcased in the eighth annual Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Winter Showcase Fashion Show on Nov. 12 at Glen Oak Country Club near Glen Ellyn.
Along with putting the spotlight on the 14 boutiques in Glen Ellyn, the event also will benefit the Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society, which supports 24 local agencies focused on helping children in the area. The group also gives scholarships to deserving Glenbard West and Glenbard South seniors.
"We're trying to highlight those retailers to the community," Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Dawn Smith said. "And the Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society is a really great group."
Several new boutiques have opened in Glen Ellyn, including Edie Boutique on Pennsylvania Avenue, Blonde Boutique on North Main Street and Creme de la Creme Boutique on Roosevelt Road.
The event will be held at a new venue this year – the Glen Oak Country Club at 21W451 Hill Avenue near Glen Ellyn. In past years, the show has been at Abbington Distinctive Banquets near Glen Ellyn.
Crystal Cavey, who is Ms. Belleza Latina International 2018 and Mrs. Illinois America 2016, will serve as the fashion commentator for the evening.
"She's going to be available for a meet-and-greet beforehand with the attendees as well," Smith said. "It's exciting. It will be kind of fun. The whole thing is going to be a great event."
The event will feature about 60 models, both women and men, she said. The event will start at 11 a.m. with a social and silent auction. Lunch will be served at noon, and the fashion show will start at 1 p.m. There will also be a jewelry drawing at 1 p.m.
"There are a lot of really great deals [in the silent auction]," Smith said. "And it's perfect timing for people to Christmas shop before the holiday rush. We have some unique experiences in the silent auction as well."
In addition, there will be a drawing for a diamond heart pendant necklace from Costello Jewelry Company in Glen Ellyn, she said. Tickets are $55 each and available by calling the chamber at 630-469-0907 or visiting its website, glenellynchamber.com. More than 200 people are expected to attend the event, Smith said.
If you go
WHAT: Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Winter Showcase Fashion Show
WHEN: 11 a.m. Nov. 12
WHERE: Glen Oak Country Club, 21W451 Hill Ave. near Glen Ellyn
INFO: 630-469-0907, GlenEllynChamber.com