Sunday, June 6, 2004

Catching up



Dress for Success: The trendy Club Clau in Over-the-Rhine was the setting for the Fetish Shoe Fashion Show benefiting the nonprofit Dress for Success, a program that outfits low-income women for entry into the job market. Guests purchased tickets for $15 and $10 and donated a pair of shoes in exchange for an evening of appetizers and live music. Spring shoe fashions were shown by Arte Art Couture, Deja Shoe, Giorgio Brutini, La Scarpa and Suki. Event chair was Arlene Aranzamendez.

Cincinnati Nature Center: The Cincinnati Nature Center celebrated nature and art during the Back to Nature Celebration: Drawn to Nature. Nearly 400 supporters joined the festivities, celebrating local wildlife artists. More than $57,500 was raised for the nature center's environmental education programs. The evening featured a "QuickDraw" artist competition, silent auction, steel drum band and dinner.

The center received corporate support from Thompson Hine LLP, Western & Southern Financial Group, Bahl & Gaynor Investment Council, Ernst & Young LLP, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Gradison McDonald Financial Group; Grandpa Brands Co., KnowledgeWorks Foundation, Patti and Buck Niehoff, R.G. McGraw Insurance Agency, Salomon Smith Barney and U.S. Bank.

Cincinnati Nature Center is a nonprofit, environmental education organization. Its mission is to inspire passion for nature and promote environmentally responsible choices through experience and education.




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