There is a new event in town with ample fashion, food and fun and all benefiting an important organization serving those with special needs in our community. The “Sparkle and Style” Fashion Show and Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at Holy Family Catholic Church and benefits Special Needs Cobb, a nonprofit providing group homes and respite care to adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Funds raised will support programming and renovations at the 23 residences, 22 of which are in Cobb County. 

Guests will enjoy fashions from Apricot Lane Boutique at Merchant’s Walk, a delicious luncheon and can shop a variety of items at the silent auction. “We are planning an elegant  ladies luncheon that pampers guests with a little  get away from the routine without leaving town”,  said Carolyn Polakowski, an East Cobber who is  chairing the event. “Apricot Lane Boutique will  be sharing their latest arrivals and the auction  items we are receiving are amazing. I think it  would be a great Mother’s Day celebration  for moms and daughters to come together”,  commented Polakowski. “Guests can enjoy a  glass of bubbly and the new spring clothing lines  at a ticket price, $35, that is very affordable. Most  importantly, some very deserving individuals will  benefit from the event proceeds.”  

Special Needs Cobb, founded in 1956,  provides resources, respite, and residential care  options to families with adults and children with  developmental disabilities. Their mission is to  transform and enhance the lives of individuals with  special needs through group housing, respite care,  caregiver life-planning workshops, and resources  for parents so that they have the support tools  needed to provide the best possible future for their  loved ones with special needs.  

The Sparkle and Shine fashion show and  luncheon is Saturday, May 11, 11am-1pm at  Holy Family Catholic Church, 3401 Lower Roswell  Road in Marietta. Sponsorships and tickets are still  available. For more information and to purchase  tickets, visit