Roaring 20s gala aims to support college-bound students

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By Eric Heinz

The San Clemente Woman’s Club hosted its annual fundraiser for scholarships to select high school students on Monday at Talega Golf Club.

The event was called “Party Like Gatsby.”

Last year, the club was able to fund scholarships for six San Clemente High School students.

Loretta Busam, a Woman’s Club member, said the criteria for the applicants is to demonstrate achievements—academic or otherwise—as well as community services and the greatest need for the scholarships. Girls and boys can apply.

“I’m hoping to top last year where we raised $12,000,” said Sofia Fligiel, a member of the Woman’s Club. “This year we’ve done things a little different with the silent auction instead of all raffle tickets.”

There were more than 70 silent auction items, and on the runway 10 models participated in a fashion show.

Many local businesses donated items to the event, and a few of the entertainers donated their time to be there.

The Woman’s Club also does fundraisers for Laura’s House, the Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast Area, Family Assistance Ministries, Meals on Wheels, San Clemente Library, The Ronald McDonald House and more.

Volunteers said they wanted to thank Michael Voorhees, director of food, beverage and catering sales at Talega Golf Club, for his help with the event.

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