Barrington Infant Welfare Chapter Wraps Up a Perfect Benefit

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Byline: Ruth Gesmer Silverman Daily Herald Correspondent

If the success of benefit events were to be judged on enthusiasm alone, the Barrington Chapter of Infant Welfare Society of Chicago's dinner, silent auction and fashion show would undoubtedly rate a perfect score.

For the first time, organizers decided to depart from their usual luncheon-format, and more than 200 members, husbands and friends gathered at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove to raise funds for the Infant Welfare Clinic at Halsted and North Avenues in Chicago. Program chairwoman Lisa Schor of Barrington Hills, and chapter president Jerilyn Ugaste of Mundelein, described how approximately $30,000 they hoped to donate would be used.

"The money goes to those who cannot get insurance, the working poor," said Schor. "It covers medical, dental and psychiatric care."

Members' husbands were among the most dedicated bidders during the silent auction, which featured unusual items from many Barrington-area artisans and shops, some from Maine, and enticing getaways donated or collected by chapter members. Cindy Zipparro of South Barrington gathered more than 100 items for the auction for the second year in a row.

Peter Lederer, of Bannockburn, kept a close eye on prices at the hand-painted dollhouses and other "kid-stuff" to see if he could top his efforts at last year's auction. …