COLLEGE PLACE -- Cheerful orange, pink, blue and yellow brightened the dining hall of Eagle Meadows on Thursday afternoon as residents and staff of local assisted living facilities modeled in the third annual Spring Fashion Show.Jennifer Jorgenson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The show sponsored by Macy's featured 19 staff and residents of Eagle Meadows and the Milton-Freewater Senior Center strutting their stuff on the runway.
The hall was turned into a circular runway where the audience of nearly 50 had front-row seats. Each model walked the runway to an introduction and short biography read by the emcee.
The models were cheered on by friends and family. Eagle Meadows resident, Gary Cleveland, liked the Stetson hat worn by one of the male models best. Cleveland was enjoying the show for the second year in a row. "I thought it was wonderful," he said.
Annette Phillips, community sales manager for Eagle Meadows, said the fashion show is a popular event.
"This is something people just rave about all year," said Phillips. She interviews the models before the show to create the biographies.
Phillips' mother, Carol Smith, was emcee for the show for the second time. She wore selections from Macy's spring fashions to match the models. "I like being involved in ways like this," Smith said.
Models wore selections from brands such as Style & Co., Charter Club, Karen Scott and INC International Concepts. Macy's provided a merchandise manager, Debi Hergert, to consult with each of the models to find the perfect outfit.