Published: Sunday, 02 April 2017 09:04
By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor
GAMBIER - You know spring has arrived in Knox County when you attend the annual Step into Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon presented by Soroptimist International of Mount Vernon and Knox County. The event was held Saturday at Kenyon College's Gund Commons to raise funds to support the Soroptimist mission of improving the lives of women and girls locally and around the world. Soroptimists represent women in all walks of life, in a wide variety of professions. The focus of the organization is sex trafficking, locally, statewide and worldwide. Soroptimists also support New Directions Domestic Violence Shelter, Hope Now, Distinguished Young Women of Knox County, Christmas in July and The Winter Sanctuary. Scholarships are also awarded each year to women working to further their education.
After lunch, served by AVI Foodsystems, the style show began featuring the latest fashions from several local stores. The trends this year include off the shoulder tops, leggings, and flowy dresses. Jean Wyatt of the Weather Vane says the colors for spring are white, pink and blush. Emcee Matt Starr introduced the models as they took the runway. Clothing merchants featured included Christopher and Banks, Fredericktown Interchurch Social Services, JC Penney, Lula Roe, Peebles, Rue 21, The Blonde Robin and The Weather Vane. Accessories were from Down Home Leather.
Many corporate sponsors, basket raffle and silent auction donors, came together to make the fundraising event possible.
Heatherlyn Thomas models an outfit from the Weather Vane at Saturday's Soroptimist Style Show - KP Photo
Megan Shoemaker models a dress from the Weather Vane
Published: Thursday, 30 March 2017 09:03
MOUNT VERNON - During Monday night's update on the Woodward Opera House project by manager Pat Crow shared several photos to illustrate the progress of the $22 million project. It is slated to be complete at the end of 2017.
View looking out from stage
Geothermal units in Woodward basement
Exterior work outside basement - photos courtesy WDC