San Antonio Gardenia Club Luncheon Celebrates With New York Theme

By Jake Gaines          Photography by Greg Harrison

THE SETTING: New York, New York served as a glorious theme that inspired a recent luncheon to support the San Antonio Gardenia Club. Students from the Woodlawn Theatre Academy of young students and performer Melissa Gonzalez opened the fashion show with the performance while the group’s reigning queen, Ashton McDaniel closed the sold-out show.

THE STYLE:  The San Antonio Country Club was the setting for the event, where guests were transported to The Big Apple amongst extraordinary floral decorations befitting the organization’s name. Attendees mingled in anticipation of the main event, the annual fashion show, a sensational runway of this season’s best fashions, presented by Julian Gold.

THE PURPOSE: This year’s annual luncheon was chaired by Sharron Batchelor, Pam Gilbert and Christi Tidwell, with Carroll Dorsey Walker serving as president of the organization. The San Antonio Gardenia Club was founded in 1960, with the mission of providing fine arts scholarships to deserving students who graduate from Bexar County high schools, enabling young scholars to continue their education at local colleges. The club also participates in the annual Battle of Flowers Texas Cavalier River Parade, the Annual Holliday River Parade and the King William Parade.