L-R: Yvonne Latta, show organizer; Charlene Catchpole, Executive Director, Interval House; Jacqueline Taylor, Jac’s Boutique owner and founder; and Nancy Longpre, show organizer.

On Wednesday, October 2, fashions provided by Jac’s Boutique in Kemptville were presented to a ‘sold out’ crowd at the eQuinelle Residents’ Club. Over twenty volunteer models, including our mayor, Nancy Peckford, and Councillor Doreen O’Sullivan, were decked out in fifty stunning outfits featuring the latest styles and trends for Fall and Winter, and, of course, the holiday season.

Jacqueline Taylor, store owner and founder, chose this year’s charity. The Leeds & Grenville Interval House provides emergency shelter and transitional support for abused women and their children. They offer accommodation, counselling, a 24-hour crisis and support line, plus all of their services are confidential and free of charge.

“As a business owner in Kemptville, I feel that it is important to give back to the community.” Jacqueline is passionate about Interval House: “This is an organization that everyone should be aware of, and women need to know where to go if they find themselves and their children in need of protection”.

Funds raised for Interval House came from a portion of the ticket sales, a silent auction, a raffle, and a 50/50 draw, plus personal donations. In total, $4,638 was raised. Executive Director, Interval House, Charlene Catchpole: “Thank you for a fantastic event. The monies raised tonight will go towards programming in Leeds & Grenville to support women and their children’s journey to a life free of violence”.

A huge thank you goes out to our show organizers, Yvonne Latta and Nancy Longpre. A special thanks goes to our thirty-six sponsors who donated items for our silent auction. Many are local Kemptville businesses, as well as a number of eQuinelle resident club members.

Jacqueline: “Jac’s Boutique is unique. Moms can shop with their daughters or granddaughters, and we now carry items for husbands and babies”.

This little gem of a boutique is proud to support many Canadian designers and local artists; Yoga Jeans, FDJ, Smash & Tess, to name a few, as well as collections from Italy, Denmark, and Spain. Drop in and be amazed!


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