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‘Wine Women & Shoes’ fundraiser benefits Voices for Children

Voices for Children recently held its annual “Wine, Women & Shoes” fundraiser. The event raised a record-breaking $225,000, which will provide many more foster children in San Diego County with the caring support of a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA volunteer.

The event was held at the Mission Hills home of Marina Marrelli, a former board member and long-time supporter of VFC. Though held in Mission Hills, many of the guests came down from the “Ranch” to enjoy wine tasting, shopping, fashion vignettes, and a live auction. The top seller in the auction was a pair of up-close floor tickets to the Rolling Stones and an overnight at the Manchester Grand Hyatt; the package sold for $8,000. Event décor and florals were by Janice Dodge, stylist Kristi Brooks created the vignettes, and fun was had by all.

Voices for Children’s next big fundraiser, Starry Starry Night, will be held at the Polo Fields in RSF on Sept. 19. Co-chairs for Starry Starry Night are Del Mar residents Stephanie Bergsma and Dwight Hare.

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Photos by Lowell Tindell.


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