During a festive holiday party at the Beardsley household, the ladies were all sitting around reminiscing on all the incredible events we’ve been to together. Many of us have been in each other’s weddings, as well as several others throughout the years. This led into a conversation about what we could do with all of our beautiful dresses we’d collected from being a part of these amazing occasions. Sandy Bocchino and I decided we should collect everyone’s dresses and donate them to a charity that helps underprivileged high schoolers looking for gorgeous dresses for their proms.
We found Fairy Godmother’s, Inc. whose mission is to help provide a special high school prom experience for qualified high school girls whose financial situations are such as otherwise would preclude their ability to attend their prom by providing them prom gowns, shoes, and similar accessories which have been donated to the organization.
On Saturday, March 10th the Fairy Godmother’s organization held its annual prom sale. Sandy and I brought about 20 dresses and volunteered to help the girls pick out their dream dresses. It was a fun morning of excitement as the girls proudly modeled their dresses for their families. Because of the event, many girls were able to afford a beautiful gown so that they could attend their proms, which is such a special experience in a teenager’s life. Sandy and I were proud to be a part of such a wonderful event.
Check out the video clip below from Channel 6. If you look closely, you can even catch a glimpse of Sandy and me helping out the girls…
Fairy Godmother’s Prom Sale
We want to thank everyone who supported Night at the Races benefiting Northern Home last evening. The venue this year at Philadelphia University was spacious and had great acoustics for the running of each race. The Wynnstay crew didn’t fare too well wagering on ponies but did have one winner: King LeBron ridden by Captain Dirk. There were a few winners of auction items including a basket of booze and array of chocolates (stolen by Ashley..). And Kyle would be a rich man if prizes were given out for Second Place!
The night was all about fun and the most excited attendee had to be young Mason McMahon, who’s mission was to collect all the horse figurines. She had a big smile on her face running around all night!
And a special thanks to all the volunteers from Northern Home for putting on a great event.
Get your bonnets ready and seersucker suits shined, the Northern Home for Children Night at the Races is here! Wynnstay is proud to help sponsor and pay for all our friends and family to show their support for Northern Home. We are trying to pack the track so we’ll pay for the $25 fee as long as you purchase a horse. Horses cost $20 a piece but the best part is you can name your horse & jockey and if it places first in the race, you get $25. The races will be pre-recorded and MCed by a live horse racing announcer. Beer and food is included but if you like wine or something more sophistocated at the race track, bring your own. We are super excited to help with this event and even more excited to get the message of Wynnstay out amongst our friends.
Friday April 23rd, 2010
Brandywine Realty Trust Lobby
555 East Lancaster Avenue Suite 100 Radnor , PA 19087
Races Start at 7:00pm
Doors Open at 6:00pm
Sign up through one of us or go to (and reference Wynnstay): http://www.northernhome.org/happenings/horse_races_10.html