Eagle Meadows hosts annual Spring Fashion Show



Moving with slow, deliberate grace while carefully following the arrows laid out on the floor, Diane Miller demonstrates the ageless reach of fashion as she models an outfit donated by Macy's and is greeted along her journey by the outstretched hands of friends and residents. Miller was one of several models that made the fashion walk at Eagle Meadows during Thursday afternoon's 3rd Annual Fashion Show.


Crowd pleaser and fashion crasher "Harley", an 18-month old long hair chihuahua owned by administrator Cyndi Hamby, was a last minute entry in Thursday's fashion show wearing a bright pink and gray striped "Biker Babe" dress with pink ruffles that was designed by "Simply Dog." Hamby claims that Harley started a career in modeling to garner some extra money to fund a much needed orthdontic surgery to correct her extensive overbite.


All tied up in fashion donated from Macy's, Bill Koston works on his casual attire while fellow model Will Durfee, background, works on his casual attire duds in a changing room at Eagle Meadows. Both men are from the Milton-Freewater Senior Center and were volunteer models in this year's annual fashion show. Koston has done the show 3 times. This was Durfee's first year.

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.

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.

Jennifer Jorgenson can be reached at jenniferjorgenson@wwub.com.


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