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LOWC hosting Garden Party fashion show

SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Members of Lake Oswego Womens Club have been preparing for the annual fashion show since February. Pictured are: seated Patricia Raclot, and, from left: Nell Diamond, Tammy Blaskowsky, Tamara Vanderpool, Minita Feldsien, Annie Arkebauer, Jane Schmits, Jackie Moody and Karen Norgaard. Using the theme of a garden party, they have created hundreds of paper flowers, which will be used as decorations for the event. Tickets can be purchased online at lowomensclub.org.

Since February, members of the Lake Oswego Women’s Club have been preparing for the annual fashion show.

After the Lake Run, this is the nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser and proceeds support the signature projects of the LOWC, which focus primarily on supporting programs aiding women and children.

This will be the 16th-annual fashion show. It will take place from noon-2 p.m. Oct. 7 at Oregon Golf Club, 25700 S.W. Pete’s Mountain Road in West Linn.

The theme of this year’s fashion show is a garden party. The event will begin with a reception in the rose garden at Oregon Golf Club in West Linn, followed by a luncheon and modeling of sportswear for men and women from Fleet Feet Sports and fall fashions from Chico’s and Francesca’s boutiques. The event also features a raffle with themed baskets of spa and beauty, fashion, dining and gardening items. Proceeds from the fashion show will benefit Saint Child, a local community home for pregnant woman, ages 14-24.

“Saint Child fills a unique void in our community by offering a safe, stable and nurturing home for young women in need of support to overcome significant challenges and obstacles that have been placed in their lives due to homelessness, domestic violence, sex trafficking, child abuse and neglect,” says Karen Norgaard, a LOWC member helping organize the event. “Their primary goal is to build a strong scaffolding of support through a program that models and teaches the necessary skills and knowledge required to transition to independent living. And for a future where the young women and their children will continue to succeed and thrive.”

The event is open to the public. Tickets to the fashion show and luncheon are $50 each and can be purchased online at lowomensclub.org.

— The Review, Tidings

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