LONG BRANCH, NJ – More than 220 guests packed Branches in West Long Branch on Wednesday, May 8th for one of the most successful Spring Luncheon and Fashion Shows in recent history. The annual event, hosted by the Navarumsunk Auxiliary of Family & Children’s Service (FCS), is anticipated to have raised more than $10,000 for the benefit of the agency, whose mission is to serve people at vulnerable times in their lives through education, intervention, care and counseling. 

Auxiliary Co-Presidents Maureen Kachinski and Maureen Hintelmann, along with Immediate Past President Cynthia Mathews, chaired this year’s luncheon which featured a fashion boutique, 50/50 raffle and a chance auction with dozens of beauty, spa and home decor gift baskets.  Always a highlight, the fashion show, hosted by Le Papillion boutique in Rumson, featured a collection of the latest spring jackets, purses, scarves and accessories from designers Eileen Fischer, Grace Chuang and others.  Every piece was selected to complement the basic black, white or ivory wardrobe worn by each of the volunteer models, many of them Auxiliary members.

Founded in 1957, the Navarumsunk Auxiliary of FCS adopted its name from the Native American tribe that inhabited the Rumson Fair Haven peninsula.  Since then, the group has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for FCS through the auxiliary’s annual luncheon and benefit bridge tournament which takes place each September.  The auxiliary is always looking for new members and the luncheon is a great way to get acquainted with the organization and its dedicated volunteers.  For more information contact Diane Gribbin at 732-222-9111 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About Family & Children’s Service

For more than 100 years, Family & Children’s Service (FCS) has served Monmouth County as a trusted and essential resource for individuals and families, helping countless people learn, grow, feel, age and live better. Providing services and solutions through a wide variety of programs and volunteer efforts, FCS meets the diverse needs of area residents at all stages of their lives. While every FCS program is unique, each brings hope, compassion and peace of mind to someone in need. FCS is the oldest non-profit organization in Monmouth County, and this longevity is a testament to its ability to address the needs of a changing society with integrity and compassion.