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helpful hints:

Arrive a little early to accommodate the number of cars at the Valet line, or carpool or Ride Share to avoid long waits arriving or leaving.

Bring some cash for on-site purchases of additional raffle tickets, donations, or, tipping at your discretion.

If you have pre-printed return mailing labels with your name and address, bring them to adhere to your raffle tickets to save time and to make it easier for the announcer to call your name if your ticket wins!

If you’re a champagne lover – you can purchase a bottle or two (or more!) for your table to share. We encourage advance purchase to reserve the number of bottles you desire.

You must be 21 years old to consume alcoholic beverages. Enjoy this event responsibly.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have never been to a COG Annual Luncheon & Fashion Presentation, you are in for a treat!  For past guests, you know what to expect from our fabulous fundraiser, but you, too, may have some questions, or you may be bringing new guests.  

Let's see if this helps!

How can I purchase tickets?

RSVP to the mailed invitation with a check or credit card number, or directly purchase on the Luncheon tab for our website.

Where do I park for the event?

The Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa offers valet parking, compliments of LowTE Florida.  Drive Share services are also encouraged for drop-off or pick-up.

What is the Tax ID # for tax deductible portions of the luncheon tickets, raffles and donations?

COG is a 501 (c) (3) with Tax ID #237079391. Your email confirmation for online purchases canceled check or credit card statement is your receipt for all transactions.

What is the attire for this event?

Attendees like to get a little dressy, though there is no required dress code. It is your choice to wear what you like, bring your smile, and enjoy the day!.

What is included with the price of the ticket? 

Upon arrival, you can enjoy complimentary champagne during the reception hour and a glass of wine or soft drink with your choice of a regular lunch or vegetarian lunch entrée and dessert. Each guest will also receive Grand Raffle tickets for a chance to win a designer handbag, a shopping experience for up to 10 guests including lunch and a limo, compliments of The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Mall. Must be present to win.

In addition to lunch, guests will be entertained by our Mistress of Ceremony, Julie Guy from 101.5 LITE-FM, a DJ, and of course the latest labels and fashion trends showcased by runway models.

What is the difference between Regular Raffle Baskets, Champagne Raffle Baskets & Silent Auction Items?

Regular Raffle Baskets are sold in packets of (8) tickets for $50 and Champagne Raffle Baskets are sold for $25 per ticket or (6) for $100 if purchased in advance of the day of the event. The two levels of raffle baskets are based on the value of their contents. Champagne Raffle Baskets are NOT baskets full of champagne, they are filled with higher-end luxury items such as jewelry and designer handbags, and exciting services & experiences. A limited number of dreamy items and deals are also offered as Silent Auction packages with minimum bids and pre-set increments offering another level of excitement to win big and raise funds for our select children’s charities in the community.

Can I buy raffle tickets at the event, or do I need to buy them in advance?

Yes. You can purchase Regular Raffle Basket and Champagne Raffle Basket tickets when you purchase your lunch ticket or an entire table for up to 10 people. Onsite  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase until the end of sales are announced before names are drawn.

Do you have to be present to claim a raffle basket or silent auction package?

You do not have to be present to claim a raffle basket, but you must be present for the Grand Raffle drawing at the conclusion of the Fashion Show. Silent Auction packages must be paid for at the conclusion of the bidding process at the checkout table.

How do I claim a basket raffle prize or silent auction package?

Following the fashion show, raffle basket numbers and drawn names will be called out and volunteers will bring the prizes to you at your table. Silent Auction winners will be announced and can claim those at a check-out table at the end of the event.

What forms of payment are accepted for online and in person purchases?

We accept checks & credit cards for mailed-in purchases; PayPal, credit/debit cards online. Bring some additional cash, checkbook, or credit card for additional purchases made during the luncheon. We do NOT accept Venmo or Zelle or other online payment services at this event.

How many guests can be seated at one table?

Our venue can support up to 10 guests per table. We encourage full table purchases to guarantee seating with your friends and guests. A table purchase also comes with (10) complimentary Champagne Raffle Tickets. 

How do I make my seating preference known?

On your mail-in RSVP card or online, use the Seating Preference Form to select a COG Member name or use the Message box below it to list up to 10 confirmed and paid guests per table. Seating is first come first served.

How do I request a Vegetarian Meal?

 Indicate it on your mail-in RSVP card or online, use the drop-down menu for a single ticket purchase.  If more than 1 guest is on your order, use the Seating Preference form before checking out to list Vegetarian meal options for the number of guests requesting one.  There is no Vegan option.

If I am unable to attend the event this year, how can I make a donation?

We accept donations on our website all year long. To be a part of our fundraising goal for this event, return your RSVP card with regrets and a contribution payable by check or credit card, or online through our Donate page.

What our past attendees are saying

I've never been to a daytime fundraising event like this one. It is truly a lovely luncheon in the company of lovely ladies coming together for a common cause and a day of fun, laughter, and amazing raffles!

Deb W. - 2020 First Time Guest of COG Member