Ladies Only Luncheon

Ladies Only Luncheon
Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021

Thank you to all of the sponsors, patrons and guests
who made the Ladies Only Luncheon a success!

Due to ongoing safety restrictions, the Ladies Only Luncheon did not take place in November 2020. Patrons and guests who usually support the event are encouraged to make a donation in lieu of their reservations.

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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!

Seated: Deb Musolff, Shannon Latouf, Jennifer Nygaard Pontzer

Standing:  Maureen Barber-Carey, Shanda Coleman, Gretchen Hunter, Rhonda Schember, Julie Sanner, Janet Fowler, Sally Leubin, Kari Nygaard, event chairperson

Also serving on the Committee are Wendy Bahm, Jeanne Baker, Bridget Barber, Emily Hutchinson, Emily Ingram, Lesli Lindenberger, Julie McCain, Pamela McCormick, Annie Rutkowski, Mary Rutkowski, Carolyn Sabolcik, Lisa Salvia, and Laure Sieber.



Premier Prize 2019

Congratulations to Michelle Harkins, winner of

“Destination Saddlebrook Resort Tampa!”

Pamper yourself in grand style at the award-winning Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, Florida. The car-free walking village, on 480 acres of lush tropical terrain surrounded by lagoons and cypress trees, offers golf, tennis, swimming, dynamic fitness centers and a luxurious European-style spa! The resort offers outstanding restaurants and lounges, each with its own distinctive ambiance and menu, as well as 24-hour room service.

Package includes:
Stay for a week in a spacious 3 bedroom condominium
plus $3,000 toward airfare, dining 
and recreational activities

Generously donated by:
A Friend of the Barber National Institute,
Toby & Jacky Froehlich, George & Irene Harrington, and Mark & Carolyn Sabolcik


2019 Diva Design Prize

Congratulations to Sharon Gerlach,
winner of

“Trending with TORY”

The TORY BURCH McGraw Hobo is the ultimate in easy, understated chic. It is crafted in silver maple pebbled leather, with hand-sewn pick stitching, and can hold the everyday essentials, pockets to keep them organized, and a magnetic snap. The hobo measures 10.6” high x 10” wide x 4.2” deep. A dust bag is included as well as a few surprise accessories.


Generously donated by
Friends of the
Barber National Institute

Thank you 2019 Sponsors!

2019 Sponsors


Diamond Sponsors | $5,000 and Up


Emerald Sponsors | $3,000 - $4,999

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

Business Sponsors | $250 - $999

Erie Beer

Eriez Magnetics

Loesel-Schaaf Insurance Agency

OB/GYN Associates of Erie

Quinn Law Firm

Rick Weaver Buick GMC

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