Zonta Club tempts the senses with dazzling items at Glass Slipper Ball charity event

— Do you love French wine and Parisian fashion? Can you picture putting your toes into the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea off the Isle of Capri? Do you fantasize of taking an African Safari? If any of these descriptions sound like a vacation you would be thrilled to take, then you do not want to miss the live auction featuring these very trips that will be conducted as part of the glamorous Second Annual Glass Slipper Ball being held November 19, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples.

“Each of these trips are dazzling and filled with exotic itineraries and gourmet meals,” says Y’Vonne Murray, President of the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs Inc. which is sponsoring the Ball to raise funds to fight violence against women. “Our guests will have the exciting opportunity to bid on these and many other luxurious items during the live auction event. I know the winners will be thrilled to win such exciting, one of a kind adventures, all while helping women in our community who have been victims of domestic violence.”

The featured trips include:

The Wines, Wonder and Fashion of France – A weeklong trip to France including three nights in Paris with a spectacular lunch a top the Eiffel Tower, an extravagant behind the scenes entrée to the world's best Haute Couture designers with a private Parisian shopper and a nighttime cruise down the River Seine. Next the winners are off to the spectacular chateaus of the Loire Valley Wine Country. This package for two is complete with roundtrip air and a million memories!

4-Star Isle of Capri — Spend a breathtaking seven days/six nights in a beautiful cliffside resort on the Isle of Capri overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, complete with its own private beach. This trip for two includes roundtrip air and features a mini-cruise to Sorrento, Positano and the Amalfi Coast plus all the beauty of the Isle of Capri, the home of the ancient summer palaces of the Roman Emperors, fascinating grottoes filled with water that glows, historical ruins, and beautiful private coves.

Once-in-a-lifetime African Photo Safari — Fly to Nairobi, Kenya for the most incredible adventure of your lives! The first night is spent on the slopes of Mount Kenya at the Serena Mountain Lodge where you will view spectacular African scenery and wildlife from a specially constructed viewing platform overlooking the Great Rift Valley. The next day, you move to Lake Nakuru Lodge in the lush rain forest for two days of incredible game viewing. Your last three days and nights are enjoyed at the Siana Springs Tented Safari Camp. This unique photo safari for two is nine days/eight nights from your date of departure and includes roundtrip air from the U.S., six days exotic accommodations in Africa, six game excursions, all gourmet meals and memories to last a lifetime!

About the Glass Slipper Ball

The Glass Slipper Ball featuring the Best of the Chefs is a magical evening of signature hors d'oeuvres and dazzling desserts prepared by the top chefs in Southwest Florida. Tickets are $125 each or $1,800 for a preferred table for 12. The evening also includes dancing to the silky tones of the “Brett Foreman Band” and many other enticing silent auction items including the popular "mystery bags" and baskets of cheer.

This is the second year the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs Inc. has sponsored the ball with the goal of raising funds to award grants to local non-profits that combat all forms of violence against women including domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

The Club is a 501 (c)(3) and the proceeds from this year’s Ball will be distributed to various charities who offer educational services, support and outreach to benefit anti-violence against women including The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Naples and Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Inc., (ACT) in Fort Myers. For information about the Ball, the Club, or to make a donation visit: www.ZontaBonitaSprings.org or contact Flo Rogers, 239-253-1996, or zontabonita@hotmail.com.

About the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs, Inc.-- Chartered in 1994, the Zonta Club of Bonita Springs, Inc. is an organization of business and professional women dedicated to improving the circumstances of women at all stages of life, both locally and globally, through community service and fundraising. The local club is a member of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization dedicated to advancing the status of women in more than 1,200 clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas

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