A Viv Pickle handbag signed by late Phillies broadcasting legend Harry Kalas sold for $2,100 at an auction Wednesday night to benefit the Career Wardrobe. The winning bidders were Linda and Cleve Corner of West Chester whose purchase price tied the winning bid for another bag by Viv Pickle, aka Susan Murphy, signed by President Bill Clinton. That one was sold to Katherine and Steve Elek, of the Main Line. Career Wardrobe provides workplace attire to professional women who can't afford it.
A crew of television newswomen walked in the fashion show portion of the event, which was held at the Bellevue, including Fox 29's Sue Serio, Dawn Stensland, Nefertiti Jaquez and Michelle Buckman. Their colleague Kerri-Lee Halkett was supposed to walk, but was called back to the station for a news story.
CBS3's Mary Stoker-Smith, MyPhl17's Joey Fortman, NBC10's Lori Wilson and Denise Nakano also participated as did NBC10's Monique Braxton who even wrangled deputy mayor and event emcee Everett Gillison into strolling the runway. State Sen. Larry Farnese was among guests but he did no modeling.