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Puttin’ On the GLITZ – Glitzburgh: Glamour Meets Giving ~ A Black & Gold Affair – TONIGHT!

23 May

Tonight is the first annual Glitzburgh Glamour Meets Giving Fundraiser Event benefitting the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

The event will be held at the new FATE Lounge in the Strip District and will surely prove to be a “who’s who” of Pittsburgh. Local athletes, celebrities, and performers will take the stage at 8:30 for a fashion show, hosted by DJ Mike Ryan of 96.1 KISS fm, and featuring designs from the hottest local designers and boutiques including Sew Addicted, Shop.412 and Decade Pittsburgh.

Singer Danielle Barbe is expected to perform, Miss Pennsylvania Gina Cerilli and Miss Teen Pennsylvania Elena LaQuatra will be walking in the fashion show alongside some of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Gladys Magazine and Whirl Magazine will be in attendance, as well as appearances from Ashley Elmore from The Bachelor, Kellee Maize, Anthony Jardine, other local performers and celebrities, and more.

The desirable silent auction will include not only a LADY GAGA prize pack but also prizes from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, the Las Velas restaurant, Serendipity, Friends of the Riverfront, and many others.

Guests are encouraged to enjoy the remainder of the evening at FATE following the runway show and silent auction winner announcements.

Proceeds from the evening benefit Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh which is consistently ranked among the best pedatric hospitals in the nation, and, even the world.

I’ll be live-tweeting from the event @Glitzburgh and will post a follow-up review of the evening in the coming days, so, stay tuned!

For a video about the event check out: http://kdka.com/video/?id=72290@kdka.dayport.com

You can come to the event, too! Tickets can be purchased at the door tonight for $25.00 tonight! Come to FATE – 1650 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Doors Open at 7!

Dress to IMPRESS! Put on Ritz, Glitz, and Glam……and keep it Black and Gold!

Glitzburgh – where Glamour Meets Giving – a Black and Gold Affair! Presented by Celtic Charities, Orion Management Group, Sports Legends Group, and FATE Lounge!

Phipps Conservatory Names Orchid After the Late Frank Sarris

23 May

 The late Frank Sarris, known just as much locally for his philanthropy as his chocolatiering, had a “candystriper” orchid named in his honor at Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh this past April.

Mr. Sarris of Canonsburg’s Sarris Candies was a trustee and benefactor of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and they not only named this hybrid candy-striped orchid (shown left) in his honor, but also dediced the Spring Flower show to him. The Phalaenopsis ‘Frank Sarris’ Orchid is a part of the Phipps Orchid Room and was bred by orchid-breeder Dick Wells at Hilltop Orchids.

Frank Sarris died at age 78 on March 2nd, 2010. Sarris Chocolates are wildly popular in Western Pennsylvania and was established in 1963 out of Frank Sarris’ basement. Today, Sarris Choclate Factory and Ice Cream Parlor fills an area the size of a football field with over 100 yards of chocolates, penny candy, ice cream and even toys. Sarris candies are popular fundraising candies and can also be found in more than 500 Hallmark stores around the country.

Sarris proclaims themselves the “world’s best chocolates” – and fittingly, orchids are the world’s most popular flowers.

Therefore, Pittsburgh’s Frank Sarris Orchid may just be a perfect creation!