TEMPLE TERRACE – If one were to wager on what ladies like to do most, it’s a sure bet shopping and lunching with girlfriends would be at the top of their lists.
Those very pastimes are expected to lure women from throughout the community to the 19th annual Spring Boutique and Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 11 at Embassy Suites USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., in Tampa.
Hosted by the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club, it will feature more than 30 vendors selling clothing, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, home décor, gourmet treats, collectibles, gift items and more.
Woman’s club president Elaine Coniglio, who also is serving as event chairwoman, said about half the vendors are new to the event. That in itself, she noted, should be a draw to repeat guests who appreciate the opportunity to browse and purchase never-before-seen items.
The boutique will also include a silent auction consisting of an array of articles in decorative baskets put together by members of the club’s various departments. One of them, Coniglio said, will consist of passes to Busch Gardens, valued at $500.
An assortment of door prizes also will be awarded to guests throughout the day.
“I love doing this event,” Coniglio said. “It’s elegant, it’s fun and you can get items you can’t find anywhere else. Many are one of a kind.”
Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are $35 per person or two for $60. The cost entitles the purchaser to both shop and partake in the luncheon.
New this year is an opportunity for people to only to shop between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. In that instance, a $5 donation is requested.
Checks, made payable to the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club and mailed to P.O. Box 16056, Temple Terrace, FL, 33687, must be received by April 8.
Proceeds from the affair will help provide funding for the organization’s many charitable projects throughout the community and the world.
Call (813) 417-3600 or (813) 988-5503 for more information.
Joyce McKenzie can be reached at [email protected]