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Women’s fashion, style shows set


On Saturday, April 5, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary will host a fashion show and luncheon in Bossier City.

The event will be a fundraiser to benefit the Veterans’ Relief charity, and cancer aid and research, according to Shirley Koval, the Auxiliary’s community service chairman.

“We decided on a luncheon and style show,” Koval said. “Belk and Dress Barn [will] be the stores that provide the fashion that we wear. Each store is going to have six models, and we got the models from our Auxiliary.”

The Ladies Auxiliary has volunteers in several community service positions throughout the area.

“We have the VA Medical Center, and the Veterans Home in Bossier that volunteers do work for,” Koval said. “And I do work for my homeowners association, the administration duties, and I grocery shop for s blind veteran and his family. Anything that is called community service, we do.”

Planning for the style show began about a year ago, according to Koval.

“[We] took our time,” she said. “And now it’s coming up, and we’re hoping it will be a success.”

The doors open at 11 a.m., and lunch will be served at 11:30. Participants in the Bossier Sheriff’s office’s Young Marines program will be on hand at the luncheon to help serve drinks and perform other duties as needed.

Tickets for the fashion show are fifteen dollars apiece, Koval said, and the auxiliary needs to sell one hundred tickets in order to net a good amount of money for the fundraiser. In addition, attendees will also have the opportunity to enter in a raffle for a spa basket.

“We want everybody to have a good time,” Koval said. “It’ll be a fun relaxing couple of hours.”

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Shirley Koval at (318) 549-1251. Ticket sales will close on Sunday, March 31.


Quota International Spring Style Show

The Quota International of Bossier City will hold its annual Spring Style Show April 8 at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2015 Old Minden Rd., Bossier City.

Doors open at 11 a.m. The style show will begin promptly at 12 p.m. Tickets are $25.

The spring style show will feature local dignitaries and personalities as models wearing garments from Dress Barn, Popes of Bossier and Jaded The Boutique in Bossier.

Lunch will be served. The menu includes a garden salad, grilled chicken breast with mushroom demi-glace, squash casserole, veggie medley, desert, coffee and tea.

There will be a raffle which will include three baskets, miscellaneous which will include a night out on the town — including trips to restaurants, pamper yourself, wine and cheese. Tickets will be $1 each or six for $. Also on the raffle list will be a beautiful piece of jewelry donated by Connie and V. Cross Jewelers. Tickets are $5. There will also be a 50-50 cash drawing.

Funds generated from this project will support Quota projects: scholarships which focus on speech and hearing, disadvantaged women and children and requested community needs.

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. For tickets or info please contact Marlene Harner at 318-470-4116, Jeanette Edmiston at 318-746-2710, or Donna Cherry at 318-742-2971.

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.