Fashion and Fun at Festival Fundraiser


Sears Catalogue Store (the Iroquois branch recently received recognition from Sears for customer service) and River Rat Treasures jointly sponsored and hosted a fund raising fashion show held at the Iroquois Legion on Sunday, April 15. 

Wearing a sparkling mixture of modern and exciting styles from Sears and some styles that would have made great-great-grandma swoon a century and a half ago, 12 models of all ages delighted a crowd numbering over 80. The funds raised from the event, $870, will all be donated to the Iroquois and District Celebration Festival Committee.

“We included a segment of period costumes to create some excitement for our upcoming festival,” said Candace Menges of River Rat Treasures and Candy’s Hair Salon, organizer for the show. “Our theme for the September festival is “Dundas Militia…A Call to Arms…War of 1812,” so it all fit.”

Evonne Delegarde served as commentator for the fashion show. Guests enjoyed tasty treats,  took advantage of several door prizes and explored some very unique shopping opportunities over the evening.

Nancy Horton, a cancer survivor and author of the book, Hope in the Midst of Darkness, and the children’s book, The Big Fat Head (illustrated by her son, Carter) was also on hand at the fashion show. Diagnosed with cancer in 2005, Horton supports efforts, through her books, to help people cope with the disease, and with loved ones going through treatments.

“Think positive, reach out to God in times of trouble,” she said, “and don’t lose hope. The word cancer is not a death sentence.”

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