Lunch With the Aster’s

by Erika Brooks on September 28, 2012 at 6:40 am

Hundreds of people turn out to support a local retirement home.

The development council of the Helen Purcell Home sponsored the 20th annual "Lunch With the Asters" Friday at the Zanesville Country Club. The benefit included an elegant lunch, raffle and a style show.

"This is our largest event and we try to change this so that it doesn’t get old, it’s just something that the ladies in the area love to come to, they look forward to attending," said Event Co-Chair, Geraldine Zylinsky.

Thanks to the money raised from the benefit a handicapped accessible van was purchased for the Helen Purcell Home. The highlight of the lunch was the fashion show, which features local celebrities.

"The community is very supportive of the home, I think when we send out requests for donations they’re so well received people don’t hesitate, they just send us a donation," said Zylinsky.

Models for the style show are chosen from people working and living in the community. This year the show featured WHIZ Sunrise anchor Jennifer Bullock.