Welcome to
the Ladies Only Luncheon!

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who made the Ladies Only Luncheon a success.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.

List of Patrons

Boutique of Vendors

Gift Basket Raffle Winners

About the Ladies Only Luncheon

An Erie tradition, the Ladies Only Luncheon is a sell-out event that supports services for children at the Barber National Institute.  More than 400 women gather the Saturday before Thanksgiving to launch the holiday season with shopping and lunch.  This is one event where you get dressed up and enjoy the day in style!

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Ladies Only Luncheon Committee

The Ladies Only Luncheon has been a success year after year in part
because of the tireless efforts of our community volunteers.

Thank you, ladies, for Making dreams come true for our children!

Front Row:  Julie Garcia; Jan Fowler; event Chairwoman Gretchen Hunter; Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey

Second row:  Julie McCain, Lynne Miller, Julie Sanner

Third Row:  Bridget Barber, Darlene Giblin, Rhonda Schember, Kathy Wagner, Kari Nygaard

Also serving on the Committee are Jeanne Baker, Carol Beach, Natasha Cabelof, Gretchen Dusckas, Emily Hutchinson, Emily Ingram, Marnie Mead, Jennifer Nygaard Pontzer, Annie Rutkowski, Mary Rutkowski, Carolyn Sabolcik, Lisa Salvia, and Laure Sieber.


2017 Premier Prize

Congratulations to Emily Ingram,
center, winner of the Premier Prize,
presented by Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey and
Ladies Only Lunchair chairwoman, Gretchen Hunter.

Package included:
Round-trip Air for two, Buffalo to New York
(Travel restrictions may apply)
Two nights accommodations
Generously donated by

Miller Travel Services
$1,000 Spending Cash
Generously donated by
Friends of the Barber National Institute


2017 Diva Design Prize

"Winning with Spades"

Congratulations to Kelly Duska,
winner of the 2017 Diva Design Prize

The Kate Spade sophisticated tote is classic styling and roomy enough to hold all your day-to-evening essentials! Top zipper secures items inside and interior pockets keep items organized and handy. The tote measures 13-1/2” high x 15” wide x 6-1/4” deep.

Accessories include:

  • A black pebble leather wallet
  • A black 12-slot credit card wallet
  • A black cosmetic case
  • A tiger lily floral umbrella
  • And blue-green crystal stud earrings

Generously donated by
Friends of the Barber National Institute

Diamond Sponsors | $5,000 and Up

Garnet Sponsors | $1,000 - $2,999

Business Sponsors | $250 - $999

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