Nearly 250 guests joined members of the FCS Navarumsunk Auxiliary to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, Wednesday, May 10 at Branches in Long Branch. The event raised more than $12,000 for FCS (Family & Children’s Service) programs and services.
“For 60 years, members of the Navarumsunk Auxiliary have devoted their time and resources to fundraising and advocating on behalf of the most vulnerable in Monmouth County,” FCS CEO Delly Beekman said. “We were very pleased with the record number of guests at this year’s luncheon. Many traveled from northern New Jersey and even outside the state to congratulate the women for their continuous support of FCS.”
The luncheon featured a sold-out 50/50 raffle, chance auction and Shopping Boutique hosted by Le Papillion in Rumson. Le Papillion donated 20% of its sales proceeds from the Boutique and the collection of designer dresses, jackets, purses, scarves and accessories worn by the volunteer models during the fashion show to FCS. In addition, the FCS Thrift Boutique set up a “pop-up shop”, raising more than $1,000 for the agency while promoting its new location at 604 Second Ave, Long Branch.
Founded in 1957, the Navarumsunk Auxiliary of FCS adopted its name from the Native American tribe that inhabited the Rumson-Fair Haven peninsula. The auxiliary is always seeking new members interested in supporting the agency through its fundraising events. For more information contact FCS Development Director Diane Gribbin at 732-222-9111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.