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PHOTOS: 'A Day at the Races' Fashion Show

A hat contest in honor of Preakness was a highlight at the Severna Park Republican Women's Club luncheon on Wednesday.

Chartwell Country Club was the scene for the Severna Park Republican Women’s Club “Day at the Races” fashion show and luncheon on Wednesday.

Hundreds of guests, many in elaborate Preakness hats, turned out to see trending fashions, bid on silent auction items and sip the signature Black-Eyed Susan drinks to raise money for the club’s programs.

Heading up the fashion show committee were Park residents, Maureen Carr-York, Amy Leahy, Liz League, Stella Angelucci, Anne Rutherford and Nancy Carlisle. 

Upon arrival, guests had their photographs taken in the “winners circle” outside of the club with Atticus, the thoroughbred descendent of 1953 Preakness winner Native Dancer, born and bred in Maryland. 

The afternoon continued with a boutique sale, fashion show, raffles and silent auction. All of the funds raised will be used to further the initiatives of the Severna Park Republican Women’s Club. The club was founded in 1964 by Marjorie Holt, Betty Edy and Sue Litty.

Holt, who is still a member, was elected to the 93rd congress and the six succeeding Congresses (1973-1987.) She is the first woman from the state of Maryland to be elected to the US Congress and continues to be a voice of leadership within the club. 

Learn more about the club at www.sprwc.org.

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