Generous thanks to those who attended Ronald McDonald House of Mobile’s premier annual fundraising event, Little Black Dress - LBD No. 5 on Thursday, April 10th at Fort Whiting.
The event featured a fast-paced New York styled runway show and cocktail party with fifty runway McModels who were local women and for the fifth annual event, five male McModels, sponsored by local area businesses and individuals modeling fashions by Dillard's.
In addition to the fantastic runway show, Little Black Dress featured food and drink from top area chefs and restaurants as well as special appearances by Mercedes Benz of Mobile McModels: Miss Alabama USA - Jesica Ahlberg, Miss Mississippi USA - Chelsea Reardon, and Ronald McDonald himself.
Over 700 supporters at the Mercedes Benz of Mobile 'Little Black Dress' benefit gathered on April 10, 2014 to secure the most important resource for hospitalized children – their families.
The LBD No. 5 cocktail party and runway show benefited Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, which ensures that families with sick children will have a place to call home, no matter how far they are from theirs. Take a peek inside our Ronald McDonald House with the video below:
Special thanks to WKRG News 5 for donating their time and talents for the video.
On the fifth anniversary of our Little Black Dress benefit, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile is very grateful to each and everyone who has supported and worked so hard over the past five years to make Little Black Dress the event that it is today. We are proud to recognize the following businesses, individuals and volunteers that have participated every year with a symbol "" next to their name throughout the event program and website listing. Thank you for your continued support of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile.
Thank you to the many sponsors, vendors, volunteers, and supporters who made LBD No. 5 a success!
View the LBD No. 5 event photo gallery.
Mercedes Benz of Mobile
Information Transport Solutions, Inc.
McDonald's Mobile-Pensacola Co-Op
T. Batchelor & Son
Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union
Fox 10 News
Gulf States Engineering
Hard Rock Casino
Ashleigh and Mikell Leland
Linda and Al Tenhundfeld
T.R. Sells, Inc.
University of South Alabama
McModel & Table Sponsors
Appleyard Agency | Bacot/McCarty Foundation | Chevron Refinery | Tracey and Andy Childs | Lynn and Bob Clapper | Coca-Cola | Community Bank | Country Gables Assisted Living | Crow Shields Bailey PC | C Spire | Dallas Group of America | Dillard's | Ginger Drago / Susanna Harrison | EGM LLC | First Community Bank | Dr. Curtis Graf | Dr. Pepper | Hancock Bank | Hargrove Engineers + Constructors | MaryLou and Hugh Hyland | Jackson County Economic Development Foundation | James Edward | Julia P. Pitre, CPA | The Kennemer Family | Yvette and Leo Laforgia | LML Enterprises, LLC | Malbis Memorial Foundation | Master Boat Builders | Kitty McAleer | Mobile County Sheriff's Office | Palace Casino | Port City Rentals | Lauren and Nick Rachel | Room Service | Ruth's Chris Steak House | Jana and Jim Simpson | The SSI Group, Inc. | Thompson Engineering | USA Children's & Women's Hospital | Dr. Rosa Vidal | Webjed | Worthy Insurance Agency | Heather Houston and Rob Wilson
The Runway Show
Director: James Edward
Assistant Director: Debbie Richards
Fashions provided by: Dillard's
Laurie Chauvin - General Manager
Michelle Nall | Katie Roberts | Tommy Turner
Allison Brewer | Cheryl Buchel | Nicolina Nonkovic | MiMi Young
Make-up by: j.edward beauty
j.edward artist team
Lauren Garner | Leigh Ann French | Garilyn Gillespie | Kim Helms | Leslie Nettles | Laura Roberts | Lisa Tanz | Dawn Wilheim with Gabrielle Cernolev - Esthetician, Dr. Valerie Vick | Kat McCoy - CK Collection, Fairhope and Sherry Smith - Dillard’s, Bel Air Mall | Judy Williams - Dillard’s, Bel Air Mall
j.edward Premier Makeup School
at D’Jay’s School of Beauty in Baton Rouge, LA
Students: Karley Fairchild | Piper Ferguson | Megan Fobbs | Phaedrah Lateef | Kelsie Leblanc | Ricki Rayburn | Whitney Richards | Kayla Werchan | Taquina Wicker Cekeisha Williams | Instructors: Rainee Dunham | Kimberly Scott
Artistic Hair Direction by:
Brandon Turner - Master Stylist / Colorist
Michelle Beam - Owner - Hair-do Salon / Master Stylist Colorist
Assistance provided by: Tiffany Barnett | Kimberly Carnathan | Carli Ferguson | Marley Ferguson | Rebecca Lopez | Kristin Matte | Sarah Taylor | Heather Thompson
Jewelry for Miss Alabama USA & Miss Mississippi USA by:
Michael Ross Jewelers
Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Daphne - Mike Powell and Debbie Simmons
Yellowhammer Productions - Braxton Clarke / Hunter Clarke
Runway of Taste:
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Chef Rob & Co.
Creative Catering by Sean
Flour Girls Bakery
Gulf Distributing of Mobile - Craft Beer Tasting
Liquid Sushi Lounge
Tanner's Pecan's & Candies, Inc.
Wintzell's Oyster House
92 ZEW with Pablo | 95 KSJ with Dan & Shelby | A Bloom Garden Center | Access Magazine | AL.com | All A Bloom and Anita Motykiewiez | SFC Charlie Allen | Appleyard Agency | Artcraft Press | Bacot/McCarty Foundation | Mark Bunting - WKRG News 5 | Candlewood Suites | Chicken Salad Chick | SFC Danny Christian | Deep South Wholesale- Mike Morris | The Dillard’s Team | Dream Dinners | Liz & Zachary Doll | Eastern Shore Parents Magazine | Fort Whiting Armory | Fox 10 News | The Fresh Market | Scott Gossard - WKRG News 5 | Inkworks | Wayne Hightower | Holiday Inn Mobile West I-10 | Nancy Hughes | J O Acree Company Inc. | Julia Drey | Mark Kidd | Kohl’s Volunteers | LA Flower Market - Tess Scott and Nancy Holland | Lagniappe | Lamar Advertising Co. | LBD No. 5 Volunteers | Lite Mix 99.9 with Mary Booth | Local 15 News | Christie Lovvorn | McDonald’s | Media Services LLC | MH3 Printing | Mobile Bay Monthly | Mobile Bay Parents Magazine | Mobile Chamber of Commerce | The Mobile Rundown | Bob Orwig | Pita Pit | Port City Rentals | ProLegal | Red Shoe Society Volunteers | Roly Poly Sandwiches | Ronald McDonald | Show Biz | Forbes Sirmon | Studio 10 | SWAG Volunteers | Televox Volunteers | Jeff Tesney | Thompson Engineering | Velocity Agency | Dawn Wilhelm | WKRG News 5
McModels and Sponsors:
LBD No. 5 Committee Members:
Kriselyn Swalley - Event Chair
Gudrun Russell - Event Co-Chair
Emily Arendall | Morgan Berney | Melissa Bowers | Kim Bush
Laurie Chauvin | Anita Clarke | Maria Coleman | Lynne Dean
Ginger Drago | James Edward | Paige Graf | Edna Harris
MaryLou Hyland | Miriam Morrow | Debbie Richards
Jana Simpson | Charles Stewart | Meredith South | Beth Teague
Linda Tenhundfeld | Rick Thome | Linda Yasinsac
Brady Baker | Kim Brennan | Trini Bryant | Ashley Burch
Marty Crow | Elizabeth Diehl | Ellen Wingard Faulkner
Beth Gilreath | Sharon Metcalfe | Misty McClure
Mary Elizabeth Kimbrough | Nancy Sledge | Nicole Riis
Patti Spaulding | Julia Drey | Gayle Zieman
View the Little Black Dress - LBD No. 5 Event Program
View the Little Black Dress - LBD No. 5 Press Release