Fans of fashion, shopping, and eating have a new event to add to their calendar. The "Walk This Way" fundraiser is the latest effort from St. Barnabas Charities, and takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Washington Place and the Kean Theatre.
For over a decade, St. Barnabas Charities has hosted an annual fashion gala and luncheon to raise money for their Free Care Fund that provides $4.5 million each year to patients with financial need.
"Walk This Way" features an elegant lunch at Mt. Vernon Restaurant, an opportunity to shop from more than 50 local specialty retailers and artisans, a fall fashion show including local celebrity models, and a raffle for designer purses and lavish gift baskets.
Trisha Pittman from WPXI-TV will serve as emcee for the event.
St. Barnabas public relations director Robin Taylor said the event will contain many items for sale that are typically found in an arts festival, such as jewelry, cosmetics, clothing, shoes, and household and decorative items.
The fashion show will feature basic fall trends to inspire and inform attendees on what to wear this season. The main purpose of the event, however, is not to act as fashion police.
"It's more about raising money," said Taylor. "Ladies get together and have some fun and raise some money for charity. A lot of people come for the fun of going shopping and being with friends."
Doors open at 11 a.m. for lunch and shopping, with the fashion show beginning at 2 p.m. and raffle prize winner selection at 3 p.m.
Tickets cost $17 for shopping and the fashion show or $32 with lunch included. Groups of eight or more receive $5 off each luncheon ticket. Reservations can be made by calling 724-444-5521 or clicking here.