Fashion show at Pechanga to benefit local charities, April 26

TEMECULA – “This year’s Spring Fashion Show event is the biggest and best yet!” exclaimed IVBCF (Inland Valley Business and Community Foundation) founder Marie Waite.

Valley News has joined IVBCF in sponsoring the 2nd Annual Community Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, April 26 in the ballroom at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula. IVBCF is a non-profit organization that brings business and the community together.

This elegant and highly-attended event highlights local companies in the fashion industry as well as many local business professionals and community talent to provide much-needed support for local charitable organizations.

Beneficiaries of this year’s event are Project T.O.U.C.H. (providing services for homeless) and S.A.F.E. Alternatives for Everyone (fighting child abuse and domestic violence).

Seating is limited to 300 attendees; tickets for one of the best social events of the season are still available at A limited number of student tickets at a discounted price are available online until 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26 or until sold out.

The IVBCF Spring Fashion Show is known for high-caliber entertainment and this year’s line-up doesn’t disappoint: acclaimed singers, dance groups and, of course, exciting and elegant fashions modeled not only by professional models, but also by local business and community leaders.

In addition to professional models Kelly Lenahan, Chris York, and Angela Wyatt; and local pageant winners Rita Garabet (Miss Inland Empire 2014), Denise Johnson (Miss Menifee 2013), Annie Galloway (Miss Menifee 2014); local business leaders participating include Marsha Swanson (Mayor of Wildomar), Dorothy Wolons (CEO of Menifee Chamber of Commerce), and Robbie Motter (NAFE Regional Director and Founder of Professional Women’s Roundtable) among many others.

This year’s fashion show features the bridal gowns of Elyse Reuben, sports clothing line of Sports Chalet, summer and fun dresses of Kohl’s, formal and evening gowns of Talk of the Town, men’s suits from Men’s Wearhouse, business professional clothing line of Jockey Person to Person and latest trends of several fashion designers.

Community performers include Miriam Kim, Leon Guico and Kiana Guico, and the Vylanis Hula Dance troupe.

There will also be surprise professional models and celebrities attending the event.

IVBCF will also be giving an award for the “Best Dress of the Night” to an attendee selected by the VIP judges. There will be a red carpet photo shoot so dress code is red carpet fashion style.

One Response to "Fashion show at Pechanga to benefit local charities, April 26"

  1. Maxine   April 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I was a model in this event it was an amazing experience and I encourage every body to participate/attend next years show seeing that it is also for a great cause


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