Junior League of Central Westchester 27th Annual Holiday Boutique a Huge Success

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The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) held its 27th Annual Holiday Boutique on November 6-7, 2013 at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester. Funds raised will support the JLCW’s programs that promote health and literacy, provide food and necessities to the underprivileged, empower low-income families, help preserve community history and train effective community volunteers.

The JLCW Holiday Boutique featured over 40 of Westchester’s premier vendors. The event highlighted many past vendors in addition to some newcomers.  Over 250 Junior League members and friends came out in a show of support for the JLCW, vendors and the community as a whole.

On Wednesday evening, central Westchester’s top restaurants came together to provide “A Taste of Our Town” to patrons who enjoyed fantastic cuisine from ZaZa Ristorante, Harry’s of Hartsdale, 808 Bistro, Caffe Azzurri, Chat American Grill, Masala Kraft Café, Chopstix, and Moscato. The Melting Pot was also on hand to provide a delectable array of savory desserts featuring their popular chocolate fondue dippers and various choices of cupcakes and cookies were also served by The Sweet Truth, Whisk Me Away NYC, Bake Bar and Joy Cupcakes. Guests also enjoyed a wine and spirits tasting, hosted by Vintology of Scarsdale and an Artisanal Beer tasting hosted by Broken Bow Brewery. Those interested in selling their gold and silver items for cash were greeted by vendors, Good as Gold Girls.

On Thursday, “A Delightful Day”, attendees enjoyed a day of shopping and lunch. Bagels were offered by Sammy’s NY Bagel and H&R Bialy, followed by platters and tastings by DeCicco Family Markets, Tellagio’s, RRQ, California Pizza Kitchen, Cherry Lawn Famers Market and Patisserie Salzburg. Pane & Gelato was also in attendance with its delectable gelato and apples pies. Patrons could also browse cosmetic services from Skin Thera P and Bobbi Brown products from Neiman Marcus.

This year’s Holiday boutique featured a raffle of exciting and impressive prizes including two domestic round-trip tickets from American Airlines, a package of five private tennis lessons at Sportime Lake Isle, as well as the opportunity to host a private “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” for 12 persons donated by Tiffany & Co. at The Westchester.

Over 40 businesses offered a wide variety of merchandise including gifts, accessories, jewelry, home décor, clothing and children’s items. (A complete list of vendors can be found at www.jlcentralwestchester.org). Gross sales topped $79,000 in a show of support not only for local businesses, but also for the community as a whole, as a generous 20% of all proceeds directly benefited the JLCW’s charitable initiatives.

Generous sponsors included Neiman Marcus, American Airlines, TD Bank, Houlihan Lawrence, Platinum Drive Realty, Advocate Brokerage and Coldwell Banker, and our newest sponsors, Sephora, Sportime and Tiffany & Co. at The Westchester.

About The Junior League of Central Westchester

The Junior League of Central Westchester (JLCW) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Headquartered at historic Wayside Cottage, the JLCW has served the communities of Eastchester, Greenburgh, Scarsdale and White Plains for over 65 years. Our approximately 250 active and sustaining members are accomplished collaborators who identify community needs and develop effective and responsive programs to serve those needs. The JLCW invites women of all races, religions and national origins who are committed to volunteerism to become a member. (Additional Information at www.jlcentralwestchester.org)