We just finished our 1st Style Show at the park with 3 different Awesome stores with 15 of our ladies modeling. I surely can’t show you all 15, but these were my favorites. These Ladies modeled from Lionels Western Wear in Weslaco. They wore their fashions from their head including jewelry, down to her shoes and boots. Such Beautiful and colorful items.
This all first started when I was invited to another park last year for their Ladies Fashion Show. Our friends from McNabb, Jan and Bob Shuster are at Paradise park. I attended with Jan and thought how beautiful it was, but thought Eastgate could never do anything like that, as we are so much smaller, and don’t have that kind of cash flow…..For that matter, nor could I…..I certainly don’t have the experience to know how to put together something so elegant as theirs. As an Event last year, we went to beautiful Villa De Cortez in Weslaco for lunch.
Sandra from Lionels Western Wear, which was one of the stores at Paradise Park, came and modeled several items. It was so much fun. After our lunch several of us went down the street to her store shopping. We were so Impressed. I talked with Sandra as how to do a style show at the Villa De Cortez. She said I should call her this past fall when we all arrived.
This fall, after we all arrived, I realized the Ladies Luncheon was having a hard time come up with entertainment. So I mentioned to Linda and Cheryl about the Fashion Show. They were so excited. So we contacted Sandra and set a date. Several weeks before, Linda and Cheryl made appointments at all 3 stores for fittings. We not only had Lionels Western Wear, also Wells of Weslaco and Bec’s of McAllen. Those 2 girls worked so hard transporting all 15 girls to 3 different stores for fittings. Each store had 5 ladies model 2 different outfits. The day of, The stores arrived and set up their close racks in Lila’s mobile trailer right next to the hall. That become the dressing rooms. Each store had 1 room for their 5 girls to change.
They were all so elegant and full of fun as they modeled. Nancy was demonstrating her imaginary gun concealed in the pocket built into her purse.
Pat was just so cool in her red flowing Poncho with black boots and her Cowboy hat.
Of course we had Frances looking so beautiful in a black and white top. Her outfit was from Bec’s in McAllen. All the ladies wore beautiful exquisite jewelry and shoes. Sandra’s store is full of gorgeous Jewelry. The show was just fabulous.
A huge Thank You to Linda and Cheryl for all their work and of course the ladies from the 3 stores that traveled to bring this fabulous show to our park…..Many of the ladies are planning fun shopping days.
The hall was decorated in bright bold colors. The girls made bright paper tissue flowers and suspended them from the ceiling. They purchased bright colored table clothes and bought flowers from Progresso Mexico as centers pieces. The luncheon tables were filled with so much awesome food. Everyone brought a dish to share…..
So See We Can Do a Style Show….It May Have Not Been Elegant as Some Are…..But
…….We Did It The Eastgate Way……
And we had a BLAST
It was so much fun and everyone so enjoyed it. So next event was Super Bowl. We left the flowers up in the ceiling, but I saved all the tables cloths for our Potato Bake next month. Finally the Super Bowl was decided. Falcons and Patriots. Red and Blue. My 2 favorite colors. This year was so much easier to plan. I wrote notes and saved grocery lists from last year. I have learned if you write a plan when you begin and a summary when your done of good things and recommendations for change, it is so much easier the following year. So it was much easier. The menu this year was Brisket, Lil Smokies, Shrimp, Nachos and Cheese, Crackers, sausage and cheese, Veggies and dip, Soda and half barrel of beer. We asked for everyone to bring a snack to share. Rich bought the briskets at Sams and found a new caterings service/bar that would smoke and season them. They were fabulous.
I found a cool looking inflatable ice tray for the table in the shape of a football stadium for the shrimp and veggies. During the season I’ve been collecting things for door prizes. I ended up with 25 items.
Top prize from Joe Shannon was a Garmin Fitness Tracker bracelet. I had a fishing rod from Johnnys True Value, Yankee Candle for Quips and Quotes, and many many good gift certificates as well as other things. It was grand. Of course they went through not only the half barrel but another half of a half barrel. I made center pieces of footballs from brown paper and Megaphones in Red and Blue. It really looked nice.
………And What A Game…….I don’t understand football but I did watch the last half. It was sure an exciting game. I didn’t take to many pictures that night, as it was such a busy evening. We went up by noon to decorate and set up. By 8 pm my feet were dead. We left around 11 when the hall was finally cleaned up again
…..Back to Normal for another DAY…..
I will finish with a new picture of our pots in place in the Entrance of our Park. I coated them with couple of coats of concrete sealer in hopes it will protect the pots from the harsh summer months. The pots came from Progresso Mexico. Bought them and had a Mexican wheel them across the border, straight to the truck. He even put them in the back and put down cardboard for protection. All for $48 for both including a $10 tip. What a Deal……… So now the girls planted them with petunias, and they are