Thomas Smith and James Lizotte, founders of Gentry Manor are focusing on fashion and philanthropy with their upcoming “Get it on … for United Way” Fashion Extravaganza planned for Friday evening, 2012 NOV 02 at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre.

“This event will, undoubtedly, be one of the highlights of our fall campaign”, said Scott Ewing, Co-Chair – with wife Stacey, of this year’s United Way fund-raising appeal.  We are looking forward to an evening filled with fabulous fashion, fine foods, outstanding entertainment, and unique auction items.  It will be a wonderful evening to spend with friends and colleagues alike!”

The event will feature four fashion segments separated by a local dance number by Erin’s Dance Club, a comedy act by James MacNeil and local singing sensations yet to be revealed!  Delicious canapés, hors d’oeuvres and selections of liquid refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

In addition to a live and silent auction – with some “sure to please” items up for bid, guests will be encouraged to walk the red carpet and have a souvenir photograph taken with their favourite male – or female – models!

“Many folks will have heard about our “teaser” male fashion show – which was held on Friday, 2012 JUN 01 as part of our first Welcome Home Chatham-Kent Event.” said Karen Kirkwood-Whyte, United Way CEO. “The feedback we received confirmed the need to undertake a ‘repeat performance’!”

Tickets for the “Get it on … for United Way” Fashion Extravaganza are $150.00 – with a $50.00 income tax receipt.  Local businesses and organizations are encouraged to act quickly to reserve their tables for ten as there will only be 350 seats available.  Tickets can be purchased at Gentry Manor – 9 Park Street in Chatham or the United Way Office at 425 McNaughton Avenue West in Chatham.

Net proceeds will be used to support the 22 funded agency programs and services which serve one-in-three local citizens throughout Chatham-Kent.

For further information about this event, please contact Karen Kirkwood-Whyte at 519-354-0430 or James Lizotte at 519-352-9420.