Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Best-seller leads to fundraiser

The book, “The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment that Transformed Their Lives,” chronicles how 13 California women went in together to buy a $37,000 necklace. They then took turns wearing it for a month each. Borrowing a page from the popular book, Lake Cares Food Pantry hopes to change the lives of its ever-growing roster of clients. During a unique fundraiser that began in April and continues through March 2019, 12 women of different backgrounds are wearing the necklace and getting to know one another. Gold in Art Jewelers designed the necklace, called “Bella Diamante,” which is valued at $21,500. The necklace will be raffled to raise money for Lake Cares to expand its Mount Dora headquarters. Tickets are $50 each and those interested should call 352.973.1037 to buy them or go online at You may purchase as many tickets as you wish. A winner will be announced April 6, 2019, at the Lake Cares 10th Anniversary Gala.