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 Travel Talk Radio is a proud sponsor of this year's 
 Fundraising  FASHION SHOW
Hosted by:
The Country Friends

Held in The Historic Village of
Rancho Santa Fe, CA

In partnership with:
who will present a Fall Preview including 
Travel Fashions for your next trip.

All Proceeds will benefit
Elder Help of San Diego
Friends of Vista Hill

Please join us as we support these charities. 
With your help we can make this year's Fashion show a record 
breaking year for helping our seniors and families in the community.

Thursday September 18, 2003

The Country Friends will host the 49th annual "Appearance of Autumn" 
fashion show held in The  Village Park located in downtown historic 
Rancho Santa Fe. It is the largest outdoor fashion show 
in the country with 1,000 attendees.

This year's fashions for fall is presented by Nordstrom. Individual tickets to the Fashion Show are $65.00 per person and Fashion Show Luncheon tickets are $50 per person. 
The price of admission to the Fashion 
Show includes a wine and tea reception immediately following the show. The Nordstrom boutique will showcase fashions featured on the runway and will be open for shopping at 11:00 a.m. prior to the luncheon and at 2:20 p.m. after the show.

The Inn
at Rancho Santa Fe 

All events will be held on the lawn at the Village Park located in historic Rancho Santa Fe. Shuttle parking service to the grounds will be available from 10:30am until 4:00pm

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Street Address: 5951 Linea del Cielo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Mailing Address: PO Box 869
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

1 (858) 756- 1131 main line
1 (800) 843-4661 reservations

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
is offering two overnight accommodation packages: one for two guests, and one for single attendance. Both packages include a two-night stay at The Inn (9/17 and 9/18), ticket(s) for the Clam Bake in Del Mar on 9/17, ticket(s) for the Fashion Show Luncheon and "Special Seating" ticket(s) for the Fashion Show. The stay at the hotel and Clam Bake dinner are taxable expenses; the Fashion Show Luncheon and tickets are not.

Afternoon Program - Wednesday, 9/17
Guests are scheduled to arrive at noontime on Wednesday, September 17th. With check-in scheduled for 2pm, they can have their bags stored at The Inn in the meantime. 

The "RSF Talk and Tour" 
starts at 2pm at the hotel. 
(858) 756-9291
Guests will be escorted to the RSF Historical Society. There will be a 20-minute video and 10 minutes for Q&A. A brief walk through the downtown Rancho Santa Fe commercial district will end with a visit of The Country Friends Consignment Shop (arrival 3pm). Coffee and tea will be served along with a 30 minute shopping tour. The program ends at 4:00 pm.

California Clam Bake on Wednesday, 9/17

The guests will gather at the front lawn at The Inn at 4:45pm. The Inn will provide transportation to bring the guests to The Inn’s beachfront cottage in Del Mar. The Inn will host a sunset "California Clam Bake", featuring Flamenco guitarist David De Alva. The Inn guests will be welcomed with a glass of Champagne, followed by a traditional Clam Bake. The dinner will last until 9pm, when guests will be transported back to The Inn.

Directions to The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe
Coastal - Interstate 5
Take Lomas Santa Fe Drive East, which becomes Linea Del Cielo approximately 4 miles to The Inn.
Inland - Interstate 15

South – Exit West on Valley Parkway in Escondido which becomes the Del Dios Highway and Paseo Delicias, 12 miles to The Inn.
North–Exit West on Via Rancho Parkway to Del Dios Highway, take Del Dios Highway West which becomes Paseo Delicias to The Inn.

The registration deadline for the Travel Package is Wed September 10th.
To make reservations at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, please call the Inn at 858/756-1131 and mention the promotional code "FASHION". 

Fashion Show Chair Mary Wood
(858) 756-9184 

Email Mary

Co-Chair Maureen Reinhard
(858) 756-2062
Email Maureen

Co-Chair Karen Dhuyvetter
(760) 930-3106 

Email Karen


This years Beneficiaries:
ElderHelp of San Diego
serves seniors who live alone, are frail, and have limited resources. Their CARE CONNECTION program supports seniors with high quality clinical social services that are uniquely focused on helping seniors with the daily tasks of living independently at home. A Care Plan connects each client with the services that he/she needs most at no cost. Seniors may need a grocery shopper, help with sorting their mail, balancing their checkbook, transportation, patient advocacy, medication management, home repair or special equipment to help them get around. ElderHelp is helping over 1,700 seniors through the CARE CONNECTION program.

Vista Hill recently celebrated 45 years of leadership as a nonprofit corporation dedicated to creating stronger families in San Diego County. Vista Hill provides assistance to youth and families in the areas of mental health, chemical dependencies, developmental disabilities and education, currently reaching more than 3,000 families annually. The Stein Education Center, Vista Hill’s largest and oldest program, is known nationally for its success in working with children and adults with severe developmental disabilities including: autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and other neurological disorders. Stein Education Center programs are designed to remove barriers to successful education, social, recreational and vocational experiences for any child or adult, regardless of their level of disability.

About the Host:
The Country Friends is a philanthropic organization that dedicates it’s activities to raising funds for social service agencies committed to helping women, children and the elderly throughout San Diego County. In addition to hosting fundraising events, The Country Friends operates a consignment shop located in the village of Rancho Santa Fe at 6030 El Tordo, that donates all proceeds to charity. The shop is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and consignments are accepted through appointment by calling 858/756-1192 ext. 1. The mission of The Country Friends is to "help others to help themselves". Next year will mark the 50th Anniversary of this San Diego institution.


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