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 Grandchildren, their proud family members, and the flower girls owned the runway at the Board of Visitors (BOV) 65th Annual Fashion Show Luncheon. And cheering them on were more than 1000 guests. The families and flower girls shared the spotlight with the professional models - all donned in Dillard's latest fashions amid the holiday spirit. 

Pictured above as Santa enjoys the fashion show, are Kate Maller and Luke Maller  escorted by their grandfather Joe Isbell .

Congratulations to the committee and this year's event Chairs Prue Brito and Amy Butler-Prechel. Prue and Amy  are pictured below right, at the fundraiser with Julie Rauch, the 2019 annual Charity Ball Chair and Betsey Haenel, Chair of Board of Visitors. 

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Pictured above left, Marley Jessup is spreading the cheer on stage with her grandfather Jim Batstone.

The proceeds from the fashion show luncheon will benefit the community healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly.  

 In 2018, The Board of Visitors made a difference in the community, with donations of $976,000 to fourteen local charities, including Duet, Homeward Bound, Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, StreetlightUSA and Treasure House.    

Established in 1908, The Board of Visitors is the oldest women’s charitable organization in Arizona. Since its inception, The Board of Visitors has granted more than 20 million dollars to local nonprofit organizations in the greater Phoenix community, serving the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly.

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  Among the accomplished flower girls hitting the runway with a "high-five" for Hannah Johnston is Paige Gapuson (pictured above right and pictured above left is Patsy Langmade, followed by Ashley Yeung and Olivia James.

This year's 2019 Flower Girls are: Camille Alvarez, Lucie Anderson, Mackenzie Bouise, Trinity Cavanaugh, Alex Culver-Witt, Isabelle Culver-Witt, Tatum Dial, Maddie Dinowitz, Talle Donley, Sydney Frank, Jackie Ganem, Paige Gapusan, Ursula Gately, Sarah Glass, Emily Good, Leila Grant, Morgan Gruwell, Kylie Hall, Lauren Hardy, Helene Hart, Ashlyn Heintzelman, Katie Holmes, Riley Hrasky, Olivia James, Hannah Johnston, Abby Jones,

Jessica Katzman, Bridget Kelly, Patsy Langmade, Alyssa Largay, Francesca Leonard, Ella Longo, Gigi Martin, Maggie McGuire, Alexis Mullard, Kendall Nowell, Addison Putnam, Jenna Regalado, Lydia Rush, Anna Sabow, Kate Shein, Arden Smith, Kate Spellman, Katherine Thomas, Lily Tierney, Tessa Tierney, Jane Tiffany, 

Hayley Trueman, Natalie Vitols, Lanie Walkenbach, Grace Wanebo, Kate Warner, Alexa Wear, Lillian Weissmueller, Sadie Wintergalen, Cat Worth, Emma Woudenberg and Ashley Yeung.     

 kathy shayna shocket copy   Kathy Shayna Shocket is a freelance Writer, and TV- Field Producer. The former TV-Reporter has written for publications such as TIME Magazine, MONEY Magazine, PEOPLE Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter and The NEW YORK TIMES. You can reach her at redkarpetgirl@aol.com