Gulf Coast Villages hosts Love That Dress! Collection Party to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County

Nearly 200 people brought “something nice” to Gulf Coast Village on July 29 to support PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. The Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral hosted a Sugar and Spice, Bring Something Nice dress collection party to benefit PACE’s upcoming Love That Dress! event. The party featured a silent auction, live entertainment, 50/50 raffle, fondue and cocktails. The event raised $5,048 including $1,200 from the Rotary Club of Cape Coral Goldcoast. In addition, 275 new or “gently loved” dresses were collected as well as numerous pairs of shoes and dozens of accessories. All of the donations were given to PACE Center for Girls, Lee County to be resold for nominal prices at this year’s Love That Dress! event on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Embassy Suites in Estero, located at 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive. For more information on the cause and main event, visit