COAST CITIES — The San Diego del Norte Chapter of National Charity League will present a luncheon and “Fashion 101 — The Essentials,” at noon Nov. 8 at the La Jolla Marriott located at 4240 La Jolla Village Drive, with members of the NCL Ticktocker Class of 2012 as models. The co-chairs of the event are Tracey Hedrick and Kerrie Lunsford.
The fashion show group is comprised of 10th-graders from Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Encinitas and surrounding communities. The inspiration comes from “Project Runway” judge Nina Garcia’s book, “The One Hundred, A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own.”
The participating Ticktockers are Jennifer Akin, Mary Ashley Arendsee, Kristina Delgado, Karly Drolson, Madeline Erdossy, Meagan Fry, Kennedy Geenen, Catherine Hedrick, Vanessa Jensen, Taylor Kenyon, Rebecca Lass, Campbell Lunsford, Courtney Massimino, Neela Mohan, Marissa Pittard, Madeline Salazar, Stephanie Sapp, Haley Stead and Stephanie Totoritis.
Clothing for the fashion show has been provided by Macy’s, Tobi Blatt, Gracie’s, Del Mar Kids-The Back Room, Mabel’s, Nicole Miller, Pink Lagoon, LF La Jolla, Betsey Johnson and Goga.
National Charity League is a mother-daughter philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Participation is over a six-year period, from seventh through 12th grade. Teens spend a minimum of 50 hours per year helping in various local charities and working on charitable projects. In addition to philanthropic projects, the 10th grade year focuses on personal development training in social graces, grooming and poise, stage presence, self-esteem and personal style with the fashion show as the highlight of the year.
Some of the organizations the Ticktockers serve in their six-year philanthropy program include the Blind Community Center, Casa de Amparo, Children’s Convalescent Hospital, Family Recovery Center, Glenner’s Alzheimer’s Family Center, Helen Woodward Animal Center, I Love A Clean San Diego, MADD, Meals on Wheels, Salvation Army, San Diego Military, San Pasqual Academy, Special Olympics and United Cerebral Palsy.