cm_fashion2Clothing by world-renowned designers will dazzle on the runway as The Country Friends celebrates 62 years of philanthropy with its annual Art of Fashion Show & Luncheon at the historic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe on Sept. 15 to benefit over 30 San Diego County-based charities. Terri Salyers-Chivetta and Cheri Salyers will serve as this year’s co-chairs with Fox 5 News anchor Kathleen Bade serving as emcee.

The event, held in partnership with South Coast Plaza for the twelfth straight year, will begin with a champagne reception and photo lounge, followed by the runway show, lunch, and shopping. It will conclude with the South Coast Plaza social, featuring a signature cocktail and dessert. In keeping with tradition, the event will also recognize those who have given their time and talents to help further the organization’s mission.

Since its founding in 1954, The Country Friends has raised more than $13 million to support human care agencies, with special emphasis on services to women, children, the elderly, and those with disabilities. For details visit www.thecountryfriends.org.