Fashions with Flair Raise Thousands for Tampa Bay Charities

CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday, September 19th, over 300 people attended the 12th Annual Fashions with Flair organized by the Clearwater Community Volunteers of the Church of Scientology at the Church’s historic Fort Harrison retreat. VIP models strutting the beautiful runway included: Dr. Linda McClintock Greco of Age-less Medicine in Tampa; Margaret Word Burnside, co-publisher of Tampa Bay Magazine; Dr. Kellie Lightbourn, Mrs. Florida America 2010 and host of WFTS-TV; Susan Valdez, Hillsborough County school board member; Schenique Harris, mother of NFL player Leonard Johnson; Bahiyyah Sadiki, Pinellas County educator and Michelle Turman, consultant to non-profits. Aaron Fodiman of Tampa Bay Magazine ran the live auction portion of the event. Fashions were featured from the boutiques of Ambria’s and Nikki’s Glitz and Glamour.

The Fashion Show raised some $12,000 for Pinellas County Public Defender’s charity Nourish to Flourish for chronically hungry children, the Sheriff’s Youth Ranch and Clearwater’s own Winter Wonderland.

Pat Harney, spokesperson for the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, welcomed the guests. She acknowledged the work of volunteers and non-profits and said: “We know that a growing number of families are not holding up to the stresses of modern life very well… So we applaud everything the Clearwater Community Volunteers, Nourish to Flourish and the Sheriff’s Youth Ranch do to foster a joyful environment for area children and their families."

Pat continued, “The Church of Scientology is working with all like-minded non-profits and volunteers to do something effective to address our social ills and restore our communities.”

Pat then invited all to visit the new buildings the Church opened in the heart of downtown Clearwater in July to address problems relating to human rights, morality, drug abuse, criminality, mental health and the stresses of everyday life.

About the Church of Scientology:
The Scientology religion was founded by humanitarian and philosopher, L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in the United States in 1954 and has expanded to more than 11,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 nations. Scientologists are optimistic about life and believe there is hope for a saner world and better civilization, and actively do all they can to help achieve this. The Church of Scientology regularly engages in many humanitarian programs, such as anti-drug campaigns, human rights campaigns and global education programs. To learn more, visit

For more information Contact: Pat Harney 727-467-6860

Source:Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization