fcs wendy campolattaroPHOTO: Wendy Campolattaro models clothes from LePapillion Boutique at the 58th Annual Navarumsunk auxiliary Fashion Show

LONG BRANCH, NJ - More than 200 guests turned out in style to celebrate the long-anticipated return of spring at the 58th Navarumsunk Auxiliary Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, Wednesday, May 6 at Branches in Long Branch.  The annual event is expected to raise more than $10,000 for Family & Children's Service (FCS), Monmouth County's oldest nonprofit social service agency, providing compassionate care, intervention and education to people during challenging times.


"For 58 years, the Navarumsunk Auxiliary has been hosting a luncheon to raise funds for essential FCS programs and services, such as child literacy, caregiver relief and homeless prevention," FCS CEO Delly Beekman said. "We are extraordinarily fortunate to have such dedicated women who are still so devoted to FCS and the people we serve."

The luncheon featured a chance auction and Ladies Shopping Boutique hosted by Le Papillion in Rumson. Le Papillion donated 20% of its sales proceeds from the day to FCS. In addition, it provided the collection of designer dresses, jackets, purses, scarves and accessories worn by the volunteer models during the hour-long fashion show.

fcs modelsPHOTO: Models from the 58th Annual Navarumsunk Auxiliary Fashion Show (l-r: Karen Katich, Vivian Dunigan, Wendy Compolattaro, Phyllis Noviello, Louanne Christie, Mary Jane O'Hare, Peeka Tildesley and Taphy Harcsar

Founded in 1957, the Navarumsunk Auxiliary of FCS adopted its name from the Native American tribe that inhabited the Rumson Fair Haven peninsula.  The auxiliary is always seeking new members interested in supporting the agency through its fundraising events.  For more information visit www.fcsmonmouth.org or contact FCS Development Director 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.'

fcs judy stach jennifer biedingerPHOTO: Judy Stach (l) and her daughter, Jennifer Biedinger, were one of several mothers and daughters who attended the event together.