Do I need to put a table together?
No. You are encouraged to come with friends, because that just makes the night more fun for you! But, there aren’t round tables of 10. The seating for the Runway show will be row seating facing the runway. Seats are not assigned, so, when we open the doors for the fashion show, you and your friends can find seats together.
Will there be a place to sit during the cocktails and appetizers?
Yes! There will be several standard 4 top tables with chairs. There will also be chairs along the perimeter of the room. If you need to sit, there will be plenty of options. Additionally, there will be several high-top tables throughout the room.
Can I sit with my friends?
Yes! The seating for the runway portion is row seating. Seats are not assigned, so when the doors to the runway show open, find a seat with your friends. You may also sit with your friends during cocktails/appetizers at one of the many tables out, or chairs along the wall – although we hope you don’t sit too long because we want you to check out the amazing silent auction packages we have!!
What if I don’t know anyone? Will it be awkward to go by myself?
No! Come!! We will have greeters at the door and then a welcome table inside. Stop by the welcome table and one of our lovely hospitality gals will introduce themselves and introduce you to some other lovely ladies.
What does my ticket price include?
Heavy appetizers, open bar for two hours, an exciting Runway Fashion Show modeling what to wear throughout the holiday season. After the show, dessert and coffee will be available, while you do some lite shopping.
What are heavy appetizers? Will I need to eat dinner before I come?
Please do not eat dinner before you come! There will be plenty of food for everyone! We have a carving station that will serve sandwiches, several hot and cold appetizers will be passed and some will be out on a table buffet style. Examples are: smoked salmon sandwiches, shrimp cocktail, egg rolls, chicken teriyaki, bacon wrapped scallops, quesadillas, empanadas, etc… We will have a wide variety so there will be something for everyone! And- make sure to save room for dessert!!
What does the open bar include?
Open bar includes mixed cocktails, beer, wine, soda and water.
Open bar is for two hours. Can I still get a drink after that?
Yes! Drinks will be available, but after two hours, it will be a cash bar.
Can you buy tickets at the door?
Tickets will be available for purchase the night of the event, unless we sell out.
Do I need to be a member of St. John of the Cross Parish to attend?
No! All women are welcome! If you love fashion, girl’s nights out and supporting local charities that help other women and children – this night is for you!
What will the fashion show be like?
The Runway Show will be similar to what you see on TV or in magazines when they feature NYC Fashion Week. There will be row seating facing the runway. The runway will be in a cross, so everyone should have a nice view. We hire a fashion production company to put on the show. There are professional models walking the runway showing us the latest trends and what to wear throughout the holiday season. We do have a segment, where some of our children will walk the runway – because, who doesn’t want to see our little cuties all dressed up? The bulk of the show is professional models.
What is “Lite Shopping”?
Unlike previous years, this is not a boutique shopping night. However, after the runway show, we will have 3-5 boutique shops that were featured in the Runway Show. This will give you the opportunity to purchase some of the trend items you loved in the show.
Where does the money raised go?
Money from the Fashion Show goes into the SJC Women’s Club account. From there, we disburse to various local charities that support women and children. A list of the charities we support can be found on the Women’s Club website: www.sjc.org/womensclub
I’m unable to attend. Can I still make a donation?
Of course! We welcome any donations you are willing to make and would be incredibly grateful!
Raffles and Silent Auction:
What is the Grand Raffle?
First prize: $1,000, Second prize: $500, Third prize: $250. We will draw the winning tickets at the end of the Runway Show. Winners need not be present.
Where can I buy additional Grand Raffle tickets?
Raffle tickets will be sold after each mass over the next two weekends in the Parish Center. Additionally, you can contact Julie Misarti (773) 294-9099 and she will get you as many tickets as you would like. Lastly, there are also extra raffle tickets in the PC. Mary Beth or Theresa in the office would be happy to give you some.
Do I need to be at the event to win the grand raffle?
No. Winners need not be present. Just put your name / number on the raffle ticket! We will contact all winners that aren’t at the event.
What are the basket raffles?
Basket Raffles are similar to “Chinese Raffles”. We will have several prizes out, with a basket in front of each prize. You purchase raffle tickets and place the tickets in the basket for the prize(s) you are interested in winning. After the runway show, we will announce the lucky winners.
How much to raffle tickets cost?
Grand Raffle tickets are $25 for 6 tickets, or $5 for an individual ticket.
Basket Raffle tickets are $20 for an arm’s length, or $3 for an individual ticket.
If I win a silent auction package, do I need to pay the night of the event?
Yes. We ask that you settle all balances before you leave the event.
If I win a silent auction package or a basket raffle, can I take my package home with me?
Yes! You will need to take home any packages / prizes you win that night.
How do I know if I’ve won a silent auction or a basket raffle?
After the runway show, we will announce all silent auction and basket raffle winners and ask that you visit the check out tables to claim your prize. Additionally, we will have a large sign as you exit the runway room that will list all package numbers and the winners.
Will you take credit cards at the event for silent auction and raffle tickets?
Yes! We will have square credit card readers available the night of the event.