Garden Party by the Sea Flaunts Latest Fashions, Benefits Community

Jun 14, 2017

In celebration of a new season of LBI’s signature upscale-casual style, the sixth annual “Garden Party by the Sea, a Fashion Show,” presented by St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Brant Beach, is set for Wednesday, June 21, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Bonnet Island Estate.

Enjoy a fancy afternoon filled with fun, food and fashion. Indulge in high-end, small-plate fare from Spice, the catering arm of The Dutchman’s, while volunteer models of all ages, including clergy and parishioners, don fresh ensembles courtesy of Island retailers to showcase local trends while mingling among the crowd and, later, parade in a more organized manner to music. Apparel is provided by The Island Shop, Sink R’ Swim, Sur la Plage and Tula Boutique. Guests can also take part in a 50/50 raffle, extravagant basket auction and, new this year, a wine pull. The auction will offer thematic prize packages worth hundreds of dollars.

Tickets for the Garden Party by the Sea are $45 per person and may be purchased at the front desk inside St. Francis Community Center. Call 609-494-8861 for further information or visit

All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit St. Francis. But as church officials have explained in the past, the success of the event is gauged not by how much money is raised but by its impact on the community – how St. Francis supports and gives back through its programs and services.  —V.F.

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