Juneau Chapter #7 Order of the Eastern Star and the Women of the Moose, Juneau Chapter #439 held our first Annual “Frugal Fashion Show & High Tea” held on Sept.23 at the Moose Family Center, and the event was a great success. The Tea, held in honor of our departed friend and co-worker Pat Beadle, was beautiful, partly in thanks to Stan Beadle who allowed us to use Pat’s amazing tea cup collection.
All the proceeds from this event are being donated to local charities and non-profit groups. The Women of the Moose chose to donate their share to the AWARE Shelter, raising funds for a new addition in order to help more women and children in our area. The Eastern Star will be sharing their portion with the Glory Hole and their own Rainbow girls.
Our Judges for the Fashion Show were Mary Becker, Deloris Graver and Sandra Hicks, They did a great a job judging four different categories with all the models wearing outfits at a cost of $25 or less.
Winners of the various categories were Lalonie Knight, Cindy Hudson, Jenny Markham and Shirley McCoy, with Knight crowned queen and best overall. Each winner received a fabulous gift and the queen received an additional gift of $50. Gift Certificates and door prizes were provided by Custom Cuts, The Closet, Jenny’s Therapeutic, Nails by Tonya, Suzie’s Salon, Alaska Dames, Women of the Moose Chapter #439 and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #700.
To keep expenses down, our refreshments were provided by the Women of the Moose and the Eastern Star ladies and were served with help of the Rainbow girls, who did a wonderful job. Each ticket holder was also asked to bring in a food donation for the Helping Hands Food Bank.
Much thanks to all who supported our event by purchasing tickets, being models, providing refreshments and donating wonderful gift certificates and door prizes. We look forward to hosting a bigger and even better event next year.
Jenny Markham, Vicki Atzei and Shirley McCoy, Fashion Show Committee