Thursday evening proved a perfectly gorgeous evening for area women to gather at the East Morgan County Hospital (EMCH) in Brush where the third annual Fall Fashion Show mixed local styles with women’s wellness in an effort to celebrate beauty both inside and out.
The 2016 EMCH Spirit of Women and All About U ‘Trends in Health and Style’ show featured the second year of collaboration between the local, downtown shop and the Brush hospital’s Spirit of Women program, which is hosted nationwide and dedicated to improving women’s lives with innovative health and community programs.
Sprit of Women hospitals, such as EMCH , help touch the lives of millions of ladies each year through events like this that highlight health as a woman’s best accessory, along with some fantastic area fashions.
Brush Chief of Police Travis Anderson works the runway in a designer tuxedo on Thursday evening during the Spirit of Women / All About U Fall Fashion Show held at EMCH. Along with other local models that included Brush businessmen, hospital practitioners, policemen, students and volunteers, he helped make the showcase a most memorable and fun-going event.
Nearly 100 attendees met under the event center tent to take in a decorated array of sweets, candies and chocolate-covered fresh fruits, as well as outfits whose pieces were also available for purchase from local shops such as All About U and The Fan Club.
Sixteen area models walked the runway to showcase the clothing, along with hairstyles created by Brush beauty shops such as J&J’s Hairstyling and Generations in Hair Care along with makeup done by the local Mary Kay Studios.
From seasonal leggings, boots and jackets, to stylish plaids and prints, the outfits garnered great applause, most especially from the gentleman models who hailed from all over Brush and included local businessmen, hospital providers and even a few local policemen, all of whom displayed the latest in tuxedo trends from Jim’s formalwear available through All About U.
Inside the halls of the hospital, information and demonstration booths offered a variety of goodies, freebies, exhibitions and more while touching on subjects from stress relief and aromatherapy to Mary Kay a display. Wellness 4 Life’s Ashley Vollmer offered information on the dangers of household toxins and tips for safe product uses and alternatives, while many nurses and physicians were on-hand to discuss breast and bone screenings, top tests that can save your life, fall-prevention techniques, tips to fight fatigue, stress, incontinence and even symptoms of menopause, making for a little something for girls of all ages and stages.
EMCH in Brush served up a smorgasbord of sumptuous snacks, provided in part by Head Chef Peter Sisneros, as well as ways that women can utilize hospital programs there, such as the upcoming Flu Shot Clinic set for Tuesday, October 4 from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. Independent exercise availabilities through the Alonzo Petteys Rehabilitation Center were highlighted as well, along with EMCH’s Women’s Health and Wellness class held Wednesdays from 9 t 10 a.m. Prenatal water aerobics classes also were noted as available for six-week sessions.
Grab bags filled with goodies, including free scarves given to the ladies by fashion show organizers at All About U, with owner Andrea Spresser delivering a scarf-tying demo, were also part of the festivities, along with drawings for fine free swag from area businesses.
Breathing life into the evening affair were emcees Theresa Leake and Lorrie Boyer of B106 and KSIR, with sponsors includ-ing Paramount Technologies, High Plains Cattle Supply, The Fan Club/You Name It Promotions, Mary Kay Studios, J&J’s Hairstyling, Generations in Hair Care and B106/KSIR Radio.