The Service Club Gives Back at Festive Holiday Luncheon

The Service Club’s annual Holiday Luncheon was a beautiful affair held in one of the most magnificent rooms in all of Chicago, the Cathedral Room at the University Club.  Event Chair Sheree Valukas, along with her formidable committee,  welcomed 150 women who came dressed in their most festive outfits to celebrate and raise funds for one of the oldest philanthropic organizations in the city.

A holiday bazaar made Christmas shopping easy this year and vendors included Lu Lu’s of the Belle-Kay, Bountiful Homes, Elsa Johnson, Elda de la Rosa, Fabbri Furs, Hinsdale Furriers, Jennifer Kole Designs, Joelle Nadine, Leslie Hodes, Mary Mary, Pam Bernstein, Shrine and Tails in the City.  There was new as well as vintage jewelry collections, magnificent furs, designer clothing, men’s gifts and even something for Fido to put under the tree at this extensive, something-for-everyone shopping extravaganza.

The Chicago Gay Men’s Choir’s beautiful voices filled the elegant room with sounds of the season as jolly little bell-clad elves roamed among the tables to the ladies’ delight.  A delicious luncheon included roasted butternut squash soup, parmesan crusted Amish chicken and chocolate raspberry crème tarts.

As always, there was a philanthropic component to the day as the SC ladies all brought children’s gifts to benefit Clara’s House Shelter.  The luncheon raised over $8000 to benefit the grant program for the Service Club.  (Fab Photos by Caitlin Saville Collins).

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