By Lynn Selich | Society Editor
Photos by Ann Chatillon
Childhelp’s Annual Holiday event chairs Joy Whitlock-Estrada and Gina Van Ocker welcomed more than 450 enthusiastic shoppers to the Hyatt Regency Irvine for this year’s Childhelp Holiday Boutique and Luncheon, which has garnered quite the reputation for featuring unique gift and décor items.
As the afternoon unfolded, Orange County chapter president Pam Pharris introduced master of ceremonies Bruce Cook, who kept the crowd entertained with his humorous raffle prize descriptions, followed by the Childhelp Merv Griffin Village in Beaumont Children’s Choir that performed two delightful pieces.
The event raised $160,000. In all, 2010 fundraising events of the Orange County Chapter have contributed more than $575,000 to the treatment programs for abused children provided by Childhelp.
For more information, www.childhelpusa.org.