By SHELLEY NASH
Fashionable people gathered Saturday at the Chetco Senior Center to help the victims of the World Trade Center attacks.
The Holiday Fashion Show was sponsored by Brookings Mary Kay cosmetics consultants and featured 26 models from Brookings, Gold Beach and Crescent City.
The models were clients of Mary Kay consultants. They ranged in age from 11 to 55.
The show began with an introduction by emcee Marlene Johnson. Pastor Bob Friend of the Brookings Christian Church performed the invocation. Civil Air Patrol cadets performed the flag ceremony.
The models wore fashions from The Dressing Room, BGs Boutique, Emporium, Dixies Clothes Horse, Driftwood Tack and Western Wear, and Sessions Surf Shop.
Each model presented two sets of clothing. The clothes included winter and summer wear, and evening gowns.
We wanted different kinds of clothes for everybody, said Beckie Bronson, main organizer of the event.
The women wore make-up done by various Mary Kay consultants.
Music was provided by April Kinney who sang several songs accompanied by Friend on the guitar and Lance Knuss on the piano.
Bronson estimates that 100 people attended the event.
Along with three other Mary Kay consultants, Bronson organized the fashion show in six weeks.
I just wanted to help the New York fundraiser. I was racking my brain trying to think of something to raise money. Wed never done a holiday fashion show, Bronson said.
The stores she approached were enthusiastic about the idea as well, she said.
It was fabulous how everyone wanted to do everything.
Refreshments of tea and cookies were provided by Rollin-In-Dough Bakery and Rays Food Place in Gold Beach, Delaneys Bakery in Brookings, The Tea Room and Brigette Bakes. They were served by a Brookings Rainbow Girls Troop.
Bronson said it is unknown how much money was made. It was being tallied Tuesday night, she said. A check will be presented later this week to the New York Relief Fund through Chetco Federal Credit Union.