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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.


Title Sponsor

Mercedes Benz of Mobile

McClassy Sponsors
Barnes Enterprises
Briggs Equipment
Evonik Industries
Information Transport Solutions, Inc.
McDonald's Mobile-Pensacola Co-Op
T. Batchelor & Son

McSassy Sponsors
Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union
Fox 10 News
Gulf States Engineering
Hard Rock Casino
Ashleigh and Mikell Leland
Orwig McDonald's
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

Entertainment by:
Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Daphne - Mike Powell and Debbie Simmons
Yellowhammer Productions - Braxton Clarke / Hunter Clarke


Runway of Taste:

Benjamins
Cabot Cheese
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery
Chef Rob & Co.
Coca-Cola
Creative Catering by Sean
Flour Girls Bakery
Gulf Distributing of Mobile - Craft Beer Tasting
Liquid Sushi Lounge
McDonald's
Moe's BBQ
Mobile Marriott
Naman's Catering
Publix
Tanner's Pecan's & Candies, Inc.
Wintzell's Oyster House


Special Thanks:

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:

Jesica Ahlberg - Miss Alabama USA - Mercedes Benz of Mobile
Brianne Barnes - Dr. Pepper
Daniela Batchelor - T. Batchelor & Son
Whitney Bell - Evonik Industries
Morgan Berney - Webjed
Sue Bonds - Thompson Engineering
Richard Bonham - Jana & Jim Simpson
Sherri Bumpers - Dallas Group of America
Melanie Busby - Master Boat Builders
Chasity Byrd - Fox 10 News
Elizabeth Cumbest Byrd - Chevron Refinery
Anita Clarke - C Spire
Sheriff Sam Cochran - Friends of Ronald McDonald House
Joey Conwill - Palace Casino
Sheila Cumbest - Bacot/McCarty Foundation
Shayne Davis - The SSI Group, Inc.
Jeff Deen - Friends of Ronald McDonald House
Lauren Dempsey - Evonik Industries
Miranda Dismukes - Worthy Insurance Agency
Andrea Ehresman - Barnes Enterprises
Abby Engerson - EGM, LLC
Mary Joe Grady - Gulf States Engineering
Robin DuBrock Gregorius - Country Gables Assisted Living
Erica Hall - Linda and Al Tenhundfeld
Terri Hall - Mobile County Sheriff's Office
Emili Hansen - Briggs Enterprises
Kimberly Hargrove - Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Nancy Hughes - McDonald's Mobile - Pensacola Co-Op
Kasie Irby - Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union
Nathalie Johnson - Ruth's Chris Steak House
Erin Kennemer - The Kennemer Family
Colleen Macon - Crow Shields Bailey PC
Bayleigh Malone - McDonald's Mobile - Pensacola Co-Op
Beth Mattei - University of South Alabama
Evelyn McCarty - Bacot/McCarty Foundation
Misty McClure - Hard Rock Casino
Leah McLarty - Briggs Enterprises
Andy Newton - Friends of Ronald McDonald House
Michelle Leigh Owenby - Information Transport Solutions
Diane Pearce - Julia P. Pitre, CPA
Liz Pelt - Appleyard Agency
Lauren Rachel - Coca-Cola
Chelsea Reardon - Miss Mississippi USA - Mercedes Benz of Mobile
Kersten Reed - Lynn and Bob Clapper
Kathy Riego - T. Batchelor & Son
Debbie Ruel - Barnes Enterprises
Garland Sanders - Room Service
Sandy Sanders - Dr. Curtis Graf
Kelly Schultz - Hancock Bank
Arrie Ann Selby - Information Transport Solutions
Janet Sells - T.R. Sells, Inc.
Maggie Spaulding - MaryLou and Hugh Hyland
Alison Stricklin - Ashleigh and Mikell Leland
Vicky Vachon - Orwig McDonald's
Patrick Widner - Yvette and Leo Laforgia


LBD No. 5 Committee Members:

Kriselyn Swalley - Event Chair
Gudrun Russell - Event Co-Chair

Planning Committee:
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

Ticket Committee:
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
Brenda Wallace

Floral Committee:
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

 






LBD No. 5 Photos by Jeff Tesney 

LBD No. 5 Extras! Photos by Nancy Hughes

Post by Mercedes-Benz of Mobile.

Featured Family

The Howell Family:
"God provided a wonderful resource for me and my family, Ronald McDonald House is a supportive environment and all of us who are blessed to be able to make a temporary home there have a soft place to land."

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