As 20 volunteer models made final adjustments to their outfits in a curtained-off space at the Springville Volunteer Fire Hall, more than 100 supporters waited for the BCH Women’s Association fashion show to begin on Sept. 25.
This annual event represented weeks of planning from the Women’s Association and its Fashion Show committee: President Karen Ritenour, Pam Batterson, Lori Beeman, Beth Bolt, Joyce Smith, Bonnie Tober, Lisa Yaeger and Judi White, who also served as emcee.
The volunteers modeled casual and dressy styles from maurices and Christopher & Banks, which had bold blasts of raspberry, mustard and teal accents on a field of black and denim. Two models from Lularoe walked the floor with some of the new arrivals at Lularoe Patty Gertis’ VIP Boutique in Chaffee. Accessories were donated for the show from Sheret Jewelers, for watches, earrings, bracelets and necklaces, and Springville Eye Care, with sunglasses and fashion frames.
A large and lively basket raffle followed the show, and guests enjoyed selecting from dozens of sweet and savory homemade treats provided by Women’s Association members.
“It was amazing to have such a great response from our program sponsors, and ticket sales that were among the strongest we have seen,” said Ritenour. “We want to give a special thanks to local businesses that donated raffle items, including Spring Valley Landscaping, Wendel’s Poultry Farm, Dave Wendel & Sons, Dave’s Compost & Mulch, Jake’s Greenhouse, A Cut Above the Rest, Hope Louth (Pampered Chef), White’s Appliances, Carolsel, Gail Clayback-Pink Zebra, maurice’s and Cascade Massage.”
The event theme was to celebrate BCH’s 70 years, which also celebrates 70 years of the Women’s Association, which has proudly supported local healthcare in Springville since the hospital opened. Proceeds from the show benefit projects at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home.