Salvation Army Fashion Show well received

Linda Saholt

News Review Correspondent

Salvation Army Fashion Show well receivedThe Salvation Army’s Fourth Annual Fall Fashion Show, held Nov. 3, drew a crowd of about 80 for the free event. All clothing modeled was for sale at the Thrift Shop. Organizers said the show brought in about $500 in clothing sales. All proceeds will be used for the Salvation Army’s programs for the community.

Commentator Sharon Ballenger introduced each model and outfit, as well as the door prize winners. Among the prizes given away were Thrift Shop gift certificates and several brand-new donated items.

Volunteer models were employees, family members and friends, including Michelle Kilikauskas and daughter Corinna, Denise Foster, Gail Rhinehart, Kelly Lee, Major Stacy Birks, Fred Yeager, Tari Brightwell, Dorothy Sandoval, Toni Mclead, Margaret Mclead, Rhonda McIntire, Rhonda Makowski, Envoys Donna and Charles Griffin, Kailo Cunningham, Natalie Rid-dick, Krystal Riddick, Sandy Johns and daughter Rowan, Amya Sorenson and Necia Thurm.

Skits included four men modeling choir robes, who led the room in a rousing rendition of “Jingle Bells.”

Fashions modeled ranged from cute baby dresses to adult pajamas and robes, men’s suits, women’s dresses and casual pants outfits to formals and wedding apparel.

Several lovely teens modeled wedding dresses. One proud father yelled out, “That’s my baby!”

Another beautiful young woman modeled the next wedding dress, and he proclaimed, “That’s my baby, too!” Included in the shop’s inventory are wedding gowns, some with trains and veils, as well as dresses suitable for bridesmaids and flower girls. Wedding gowns run between $95 and $125, with bridesmaid’s dresses mostly in the $15 to $35 range. Men’s suits run about $15, with nice dress shirts running $5 or less, and a wide selection of ties for $1 each.

Lots of jackets, coats, and sweaters currently fill the store’s racks, including some leather jackets and very nice faux and real fur jackets and wraps.

Salvation Army workers remind the community that a good place to shop for fall fashions is the Salvation Army’s Thrift Shop, located at 151 N. Downs St.

You’d be surprised at the bargains you may find. For more information, call 760-371-7575.

Story First Published: 2012-11-07