Thank you to all of the sponsors, patrons and guests
who made the Ladies Only Luncheon a success!
Mark your calendar for next year's event on
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019.

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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:  Shanda Coleman, Gretchen Hunter, Julie McCain

Standing:  Julie Sanner, Lesli Lindenberger, Rhonda Schember, Emily Ingram, Sally Leubin, Cede McNutt, Janet Fowler, Kari Nygaard, event chairperson Jennifer Nygaard Pontzer, Maureen Barber-Carey

Also serving on the Committee are Jeanne Baker, Bridget Barber, Gretchen Dusckas, Emily Hutchinson, Marnie Mead, Lynne Miller, Annie Rutkowski, Mary Rutkowski, Carolyn Sabolcik, Lisa Salvia, and Laure Sieber.



Premier Prize 2018

“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, Mark & Carolyn Sabolcik and Linford & Terri Toy

Valerie Weaver


2018 Diva Design Prize

“Trending with TORY”

The TORY BURCH Kira tote is trendy styling in Italian leather and top handles accented with chunky resin chains. An adjustable, removable leather cross-body strap adds versatility! The tote measures 8 ½” high x 10” wide x 4 ½” deep.

A Robinson French gray mini wallet, Robinson rose metallic card case key fob and a logo cuff bracelet complete the ensemble.

Generously donated by
Friends of the Barber National Institute


Peggy Laughlin

Thank you 2018 Sponsors!

2018 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors | $5,000 and Up

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

Business Sponsors | $250 - $999

Networking Technologies

The Quinn Law Firm

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