Hats for Hope: Destin Woman's Club blends high fashion with fundraiser

Jessica Coker

Co-Chairs of this years fashion show, Peggy Herbig and Kate Callicotte invite you to “spring” into fashion at the Destin Woman’s Club Spring Fashion Show and luncheon Hats for Hope taking place on Saturday March 16.

Once the models commence their display of fashions guests will be treated to a show of fashions suitable for every family member. Local stores participating this year are: Apricot Lane, Beach Bums Resort Wear, Hugs & Hissy Fits, Ivey Boutique, Kiki Risa, M.Cline Designs & Coco & Company, Men’s Wearhouse, Orvis Retail Store, Stein Mart, Today’s Boutique, Threads, Boca Boutique and Boca Galleri.

The net proceeds of this year’s event will benefit Shelter House, which provides a safe haven for women, children and pets who are victims of abuse.

Being held in the Grand Ballroom at the Linkside Conference Center at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the club members announced that this year’s theme will be Hats for Hope.

Designed by Kim Ederer, Sandra Williams and their team, the ballroom seating of 300 will be transformed into a delightful garden party theme, captivating the hope and freshness of spring.

Upon arrival and being welcomed, guests will be treated to a spectacular array of the famous Destin Woman’s Club “Raffle Row,” for which they can purchase tickets and also make bids on stunning silent auction items.

Prior to lunch, guests will be invited to bid as a complete table of 10 on the club’s “renowned” Designer Table, designed by Lynn Lake. This table will include 10 delightful “gift bags” each containing gifts with a value of at least $400, — plus, one lucky person at that table will go home with the “grand prize.”

The winner of this “grand prize is picked at random from the 10 occupants of the Designer Table. Bids for being seated at the Designer Table will be taken before lunch is served and the table with the highest bid will be moved to the “Best Table in the Room.”

The Destin Woman’s Club has been a fixture in the community since 1976, providing its members friendship and an organized forum to support the growing community with various charitable projects. The Destin Woman’s Club recognizes and thanks this year’s sponsors:  Dr. Adams and staff of Coastal Skin Surgery and Dermatology, Dr. Nitin Bawa, Professional Associates, TrustMark Bank and Today’s Boutique. Peggy Herbig said that the Club’s sponsors are crucial to the success of this event and the donation that Shelter House will receive.

Tickets are on sale now at Today’s Boutique in Destin, P.S. Gifts in Ft. Walton Beach and Bayou Books in Niceville for a non-refundable $45.  You can also purchase tickets online at or call 850-502-0554.