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


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


Tickets will be available to purchase online
beginning September 19.

Diamond Sponsors | $5,000 and Up

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

Business Sponsors | $250 - $999

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The Quinn Law Firm

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