TCL Fashion Show Fundraiser: “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”
Thanks to everyone who contributed to our latest fundraiser, the Templeton Community Library Association Fashion Show. Events like this fashion show sustain our local fundraising effort and help us move ever closer to our goal. Our 12-year commitment to fundraising for the library also demonstrates our community’s commitment to achieving our goal of raising the Templeton Community Library.
Castoro Winery was the site of the second annual Templeton Community Library Association Fashion Show held on Saturday June 4 in their art gallery room. With the theme “Follow The Yellow Brick Road,” a little unpredictable light drizzle did not dampen an entertaining afternoon of fashions, songs and tasty treats. The guests numbered over 100, sipped Castoro wines, lemonade or tea with Ian McPhee’s flavorful Mediterranean salad lunch, which he kindly donated to the cause. It was a great way to raise funds (estimated to be $1300) and draw attention to the progress toward breaking ground for the new library in April 2012.
Fashion Show emcee Greg O’Sullivan introduced the Board, gave a brief history of the fundraising efforts to date, and recognized area residents in attendance. Local business participants loaning fashions included Apropos, D & J Camping, Jayde, Kahuna Kids, Kelly’s Casuals and Vine Street Apparel.
Kelly Long from Kelly’s Casuals described each model’s attire and accessories. Kahuna Kids children models Olivia and Ryan Pickett, Kyra and Kyan Tucker, and Ella Finch twirled and posed in their clothes. Male models Jim Langborg and Bill Van Orden demonstrated great flair showing off outdoor wear from D & J Camping. Female models Patti Van Orden, Sue Marple, Kristi Reeves, Vicki Shelby, Joanne Hall, Dawn Brownell, Cecelia Davis, Kimberly Jones, Aimee Wagner and Kristen Finch, with her daughter Ella, displayed lovely fashions from our local clothing stores. The audience enjoyed the variety of apparel for all occasions, travel, casual or social events.
Soloist Candice Hubbard tied her songs to the Wizard of Oz, with a beautiful rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and guests were allowed to visit the “Emerald City dessert table” stationed just under the rainbow. Flowers for the tables were gathered from local yards, and the plants were donated by Bay Laurel Nursery.
Committee Chairwomen Marcea Petersen, Janice Harington and Carla Willhoit thanked the stores, the models, the Templeton Women’s Club servers and gift basket prize donors. Sound was provided by Barry Hamlin, graphics by Will Harington and printing by Wilkins Printing and Coast National Bank staff.