CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, is hosting the 12th Annual “Fashions with Flair” Fashion Show Charity Fundraiser at their historic Fort Harrison on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. 

Pat Harney, Church spokesperson, said, “With over 7,000 chronically hungry children in Pinellas County and some 6,000 youth placed in Pinellas County Juvenile Detention, it is important to us to do something about these issues.  That is why the Church has chosen Pinellas County’s Sheriff’s Youth Ranch and the Public Defender’s Nourish to Flourish program as the charities that will benefit from this year’s Fashions with Flair fundraiser.” The show raises funds from ticket sales and the live auction that will be a part of the event’s program.

For the past 12 years, Fashions with Flair has featured leading ladies of Tampa Bay on the runway.  This year, models include:  Mrs. Laura Jolly, wife of Congressman David Jolly; Dr. Linda McClintock, one of Tampa Bay’s leading physicians and wife of former 4-time Tampa Mayor, Dick Greco; Margaret Word Burnside, Executive Editor of Tampa Bay Magazine; Cat Coats, co-founder of Beth’s Closet; Kathleen Peters, Florida State Representative; Susan Valdes, Hillsborough County School Board and Schenique Harris, mother to Tampa Bay Buccaneer #29 Leonard Johnson and co-producer of I Am 29 Football Camp.

Ambria’s of St. Petersburg will once again provide the evening couture for the models. 

For more information or to purchase tickets to Fashions with Flair call 727-442-2099 or visit the website for the Church’s volunteer troop, the Clearwater Community Volunteers at:

What is the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization?

The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization is the international religious retreat which serves as the spiritual headquarters for Scientologists from all over the world.  This Clearwater Church makes its historic Fort Harrison available free of charge to non-profits to hold community events and supports area non-profits.  Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard once said, “A community that pulls together can make a better society for all. “

What is Clearwater Community Volunteers (CCV)?

CCV is a non-profit, charitable organization, made up entirely of volunteers and is a community arm of the Church of Scientology in Clearwater.  CCV produces the huge Easter Egg Hunt in Coachman Park in Clearwater every Spring and “Winter Wonderland” – an annual holiday charity drive in downtown Clearwater featuring 5 alpine-like village buildings, 100 live pine trees, a fully functioning stage with entertainment, tens of thousands of tiny white lights, pony & train rides, a playground, a giant slide and bouncy house, and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus. CCV gets their inspiration from the quote by L Ron Hubbard, "Love and Help Children."

What is The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Youth Ranch?

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Youth Ranch is part of the Florida Youth Ranch program that is committed to preventing juvenile crime and delinquency by guiding youngsters to productive lives as law-abiding citizens. To date, more than 100,000 youths have been served by this program.

What is the Nourish to Flourish program?

The Nourish to Flourish program was founded by 6th District Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender, Bob Dillinger, to help feed the 7,000 hungry and homeless children in Pinellas County.

Pat Harney 727-467-6860