Haute Gala Created by Women’s Council of Realtors

The Central Oregon Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (COWCR) announced that local comedian Chelsea Woodmansee will serve as MC for Haute Gala, it’s annual fundraiser and spring fashion show being held Thursday May 1, from 5-9 pm, at SHARC, 57250 Overlook Road (off circle 2), in Sunriver. With a background in improv and drama, Woodmansee exploded onto the standup comedy scene in 2011 and won her first competition.

Since then she has won and placed in several competitions and is part of a successful comedy variety show in Bend at the Tin Pan Theater. COWCR is thrilled to have the infectious energy of Woodmansee as the host of the fashion show, the centerpiece of the gala fundraiser benefitting COWCR and Bend Area Habitat for Humanity. The annual fashion-forward event is being generously supported by Diamond Sponsor Jen Forsey of Home Street Bank and Platinum Sponsors Deb Tebbs of Cascade Sotheby’s Realty and Directors Mortgage.

tuxHaute Gala commences on Thursday May 1 at 5pm with guests enjoying drinks by Twist Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by Tate and Tate as they peruse silent auction items amidst the leaders of Central Oregon’s real estate industry. Guests will enjoy the cocktail hour and then take seats for the 6:30pm fashion show which features models showcasing 50 outfits on a 40-foot runway in a lively hour-long show with an intermission. The eight stores featuring their spring lines include: White House/Black Market, Chico’s, The Closet, Desperado, Faveur, Lulus, the Men’s Wearhouse and Pine Mountain Sports. Courtney Latham with Flip Flop Sounds will provide the music for the show, during which live auction items will be auctioned off, including one adorable, four-legged, show stealer!

Haute Gala media sponsors include Cascade Arts and Entertainment and Combined Communications.

Tickets for the event are $35 per person, and may be purchased at the Central Oregon Association of Realtors, COAR, 2112 NE 4th Street, Bend and online at www.hautegala.com. As this event is usually sold out, it’s recommended to purchase tickets early.


The Central Oregon Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors is an affiliate of the Women’s Council of Realtors, a 75-year old national organization of successful realtors which empowers women to exercise their potential as entrepreneurs and industry leaders through education, networking, and professional and personal development opportunities.

Bend Area Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to providing affordable homeownership and home repair services for low income families and individuals in Bend and Crook County. In its 25th year, Bend Area Habitat is currently constructing its 104th home. Habitat families purchase homes with a 0 percent loan, complete 400-600 hours of sweat equity and attend monthly homeowner education classes. To keep Habitat’s services affordable, they partner with the community for monetary donations and donations of materials, services and labor. For more information, go to www.bendhabitat.org.

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