This year fashions were again presented by Melania’s Fashions of Randolph. Many thanks to Melania and her staff, the fashions were extraordinary and really get us all into the mood for spring to finally arrive. Perona Farms was the setting for our 12th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser, a special thanks to the staff and cooks, who always put on a wonderful lunch for us. We held a silent auction, gave out numerous door prizes, and of course, we had many donated baskets to hold our silent auction, the big hit of the show!

A special thank you goes out to our Fashion Show committee, headed by Mary Jeanne Smith, and including Betsy Adey, Ellen Buongiorno, Sylvia Pelham, Lisa Hirschfeld, Sharon Kepler, Diane Ottman, and co-Presidents Cyndi Marinese and Pat Beach. Also, Marlene Colabella, Betty DeKline, Sylvia Pelham and Norma Rung worked very hard at selling raffle tickets

We would also like to thank the following local businesses for their generous donations: 4 Seasons Restaurant, Alice’s/Windlass/Miss Lotta, Arrangement Day Spa, Bagels on the Hill, Caffe Navona, Chocolate Goat, Cinders Woodfire Grill, Cut Above, Frank’s Pizza, Golden Pineapple, Grotto Restaurant, Gruber, Colabella & Liuzza, Hairloom, Hand & Stone, J. Town Tavern/Jefferson Diner, Knot Just Pizza, The Lake House, Lighten Up Salon, Nail Plus, Paradise Nails & Spa, Patrick’s Pub, Parkhurst Distributing Company, Perona Farms, Presto Flowers, Puffin Jewelry, Salon 15, Touchstone Jewelry, Twist on Thai Café, and Vera Bradley.

And lastly, a thank you to our models, who made all the fashions look terrific: Michele Bielawski, Gina Buongiorno, Lisa Hirschfeld, Sharon Kepler, Barbara McCurdy, and Rachel Savokinas.

We look forward to seeing everyone at next Spring’s Event!

The Hopatcong Woman’s Club is very active in our community, the Highlands District, and the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs. Some of our current interests that we support through time, items needed, or financially assist with include: CASA (National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association), NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Douglass College, Scholarships for two high school seniors and one adult woman returning for further education, the Interfaith Food Bank, Head Start, IS Servicemen and women serving in Afghanistan, US Veterans, DASI (Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Intervention) and many community groups and activities. As new members join us and bring new ideas to the table, we expand our interests. Join us on the third Wednesday of each month from September through May, at our new home The Hopatcong Resource & Wellness Center in the Rite Aid Shopping Center on Hopatchung Road. September and May events may be held at local restaurants where we have guest speakers, so check ahead by calling Member Chairperson Lisa Hirschfeld at 973-479-9228 or e-mail:

To learn more about the NJSFWC (New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs), visit the Federation website at and to learn more about the GFWC (General Federation of Women's Clubs), visit Our website:

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