As a way to raise money for its scholarship fund to local students, the Georgetown AARP chapter will hold a mother-daughter luncheon and fashion show at the Improved Order of Red Man & Pocahontas Lodge in Nassau on Saturday.
The menu for the luncheon will include seafood salad, pretzel salad, fried chicken, veggies and desserts, coconut cake and more deliciousness.
Meanwhile, the 10 models in the fashion show, comprised of female Georgetown AARP chapter members and their granddaughters, will sport fashions from boutiques Tiger Lili in Rehoboth Beach and Treasure Island Fashions in Bethany Beach.
"I'm very excited," said Georgetown AARP chapter board member Hilda Parker, 80, of Georgetown. "I hope we do good for the students we'll be giving our scholarships to."
Proceeds from the mother-daughter fashion show and banquet will benefit the local chapter's scholarship fund for next year's students as the amount for this year's winners have already been set, though the students have yet to be informed whether they've won.
Since 2002, two years after the Georgetown AARP chapter was started, the chapter has awarded at least one scholarship to students attending Sussex Technical High School, Delmarva Christian High School or Sussex Central High School. Scholarships have been awarded each spring on senior academic awards night. The amount of the scholarship has grown from one student receiving $500 to two splitting $1,500, which will occur for the first time this month.
Sussex Central's awards night will kick off Friday. Delmarva Christian doesn't have a senior night, so any of its seniors who might have won the AARP scholarship will receive it on graduation day on May 24. Sussex Tech's senior night will be held May 28.
Each year the local chapter raises funds for its scholarships in advance through an average of two to three events per year such as a paddle party and Chinese auction.
Pat Rust, board member of the Georgetown AARP chapter, says it's overwhelming for her and her nurturing colleagues to bless students with a scholarship.
"It can get very emotional — I can tell you," said Rust, 76, of Georgetown. "Most of us are grandmothers."
IF YOU GO
WHAT AARP Georgetown chapter's mother-daughter banquet and fashion show
WHEN 12 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Improved Order of Red Man & Pocahontas Lodge, 17451 Nassau Commons, Nassau
COST $25; the event is pre-registration only and required by Friday.
INFO For more information, call Pat Moore (302) 856-6692, Pat Redemann (302) 252-0083 or Pat Rust (302) 542-6171.