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The 9th annual Sassy Soiree — a great time!

Castle Pines Connection staff members (left to right) Liz Jurkowski, Cindy Cranstone, Julie Montoya, Kathy Dunker, and Terri Wiebold, along with Castle Pines Chamber President Sharon Kollmar and Vice President Carla Kenny, take a break from the Sassy Soiree luncheon at the Douglas County Fair Grounds to pose for the event photographer.

Article and photos by Julie Montoya (Photo courtesy of Nani Lindig).

It was a full house at the 9th annual Sassy Soiree, benefiting the Douglas/Elbert Task Force. This annual fashion event showcases the great finds at Treasures on Park Street, the Task Force’s Thrift Store in Castle Rock.

Emcees for the event were Channel 7’s own Lisa Hidalgo and Jayson Luber. The models, all volunteers who are influential women in Douglas County, strutted their stuff on the catwalk. However, it was eighty-eight year old Bella DeVita who brought down the house wearing Victoria’s Secret lingerie, feathered slippers, and a full-length fur coat from and Treasures on Park Street.

The benefit fashion show and luncheon also featured a silent and live auction. The Treasures on Park Street Boutique was open for business and brought with it great finds and designer fashions. Proceeds from the event raised more than $3,500 to serve area at-risk residents with housing, utility assistance, clothing and food bank items.

The task force provided nearly $920,000 in services to 14,766 people in 2010, with children comprising more than half of the number served. For more information about the task force, visit

Castle Rock’s Treasures on Park Street, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Douglas County Public Relations Director Wendy Manitta Holmes flips the collar on an elegant evening jacket, which she modeled from Treasures on Park Street.


The cast of models showcasing fashions available during the Sassy Soiree, a benefit for the Douglas/Elbert Task Force.

Eighty-eight-year-old Bella DeVita strutting her stuff on the runway, modeling a casual outfit for the 9th Annual Sassy Soiree.



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