Another Successful Show for the Books!

The sixth annual fashion show and luncheon, titled The Traveling Little Black Dress… “goes Disco”, took place on Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at the Seneca Falls Country Club.

The Traveling Little Black Dress Fashion Show & Luncheon is an annual spring fundraiser for the Seneca County House of Concern. The creator of the show, Sharon Hoatland, brought the idea to the Board of Directors in 2012, with the first annual event being held in May of 2013.  Since its inception , this annual event has been a significant fundraiser to keep the food pantry stocked and operational helping our neighbors in Seneca County with food insecurity. It has exceeded a grand total of $70,000.00 in funding over six years.

The fun began at 11:00 a.m. with raffles and shopping opportunities provided by local businesses. At 11:30 the doors opened and attendees were treated to a soup and salad luncheon and another delightful show.

Every year the fashion show not only features local models who are local friends, business colleagues and neighbors, it highlights outfits and accessories from local retailers. And there is always some fun and shenanigans while the models “strut their stuff”. Below are some pictures from the 2018 show.

Announcing the 2019 Show Dates:

Remember, when you support The Traveling Little Black Dress Fashion Show, you are helping to feed the hungry in Seneca County.

Models and Sponsors Announced

Anticipation is building as several models and sponsors have confirmed participation in the spring fashion show & luncheon to raise funds for the Seneca County House of Concern. The sixth annual event, titled The Traveling Little Black Dress… “goes Disco”, is traveling again and will be held on Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at the Seneca Falls Country Club, 2790 State Route 89.

The fun will begin at 11:00 a.m. with raffles for items donated from several local businesses and restaurants. At 11:30 the doors will open, and attendees will be served lunch and treated to another delightful show. Models will be local friends of the organization including Mary Cook of Mix 98.5, Desiree Darby and Jerry Moran of Generations Bank, Emily Hilimire of Lyons National Bank, Tom Hilimire of Ace Automatics/Manhill Food Services, and Lisa Fitzgerald of ITT Gould Pumps. Several sponsors are supporting the fundraiser including but not limited to Bonadent Dental Laboratories, Summit Federal Credit Union, Waterloo Container, Generations Bank, ITT Gould Pumps, Dr. Rodney Littlejohn, Barrett Marine and DA Liquor.

Tickets for the event are open seating at $40.00 each. Save by purchasing two or more for $35.00 each.  Reserved seating will be only for tables of 8 attendees at $260.00 per table. Bring your family, friends or co-workers together and reserve a table. Tickets can be purchased by calling Susan at (315)730-4975, at The Copy Shop and Bee’s Cookies & Cakes, both located on Fall Street in Seneca Falls, or on the website at:


Ticket Deadline-April 3rd


If you are planning on attending the Traveling Little Black Dress…”Has Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Fashion show & Luncheon please be advised that tickets must be purchased by Monday, April 3rd at noon. Don’t wait until it is too late!

Tickets can be purchased three ways:

There are three entree choices:

  • Pasta tossed with grilled vegetables
  • Lemon Caper Chicken with rice and vegetables
  • Broiled Tilapia with rice and vegetables

Tickets are $35.00 for an individual or two or more for $30.00 each. For reserved seating purchase a table for eight. Otherwise, it is open seating.

Join us in the Cabernet Ballroom at the Holiday Inn! With the location change there won’t be a “bad” seat in the house with lots of room and good sight lines. It’s going to be a unique and exciting show.  Fashions are being provided by Dress Barn, Banana Republic, GAP and CVDesigns.

Dress up like Audrey Hepburn in your Little Black Dress and put your hair up in a French Twist. Bring your co-workers, family and friends for a fun fashion show and luncheon while supporting the Seneca County House of Concern!