BY DEB & TIM SMITH
The Mary Therese Friel Modeling Agency raised $7,000.00 last weekend, at Spring Fashion Fest 2021 benefiting Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, Cracker Box Palace at Historic Alasa Farm, Pittsford Food Cupboard and the Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program!
Fashion Fest is an annual charity fund raising fashion show, produced by Mary Therese Friel and Kent Friel.
The wonderful and very generous MTF models of all ages, showed fashions from Von Maur, Joeval’s Formalwear, Chandeliers Boutique, Chico’s, Maurice’s, Norrie Belle Stitchery, Thomas Tailor Shop, By Rosina (Rosina M. Miller), Master Peace Painting (Michelle Garlock) and Our Vintage Shop. This year’s event featured a Kentucky Derby theme.
The Friels wish to thank Comedy at The Carlson for the incredible location and hospitality, Hamilton AV for the fantastic lighting, John Polchowski for shooting the awesome video, Rashad Semi-Stealth Atkins for his killer DJ skills, Holly Burch and Tricia Paige Polchowski for being fabulous Emcee’s and Toni Beth Weasner of Toni Events for the great decorations. Kudos to the entire team of MTF staff members who kept everything running smoothly, including Paige P., Sean B., Mackenzie K., Sarah P., Mindy F., and Wenping V.