Fashion Show Ensures Abundant Holidays

Published: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Residents, staff and friends of Lutheran SeniorLife enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship including lunch, a gift basket raffle and an entertaining presentation of seasonal fashions at the “White Lights and Christmas Nights” fashion show at Treesdale Golf and Country Club earlier this month. Shelley Duffy from KDKA-TV and Radio was the show’s emcee.

“This fashion show supports our mission of making sure that every resident at St. John Specialty Care Center and RoseCrest Assisted Living gets a gift this holiday season,” said Karen Russell, executive director of St. John Specialty Care Center. “It is a very important event for us and our residents.”

This year’s event raised approximately $11,000.

Pam Hayward, director of activities and volunteer services at St. John Specialty Care Center stressed how important this fundraiser is for the residents. “We actually get specific gift ideas from every resident,” she said, to be sure that everyone gets something personal. Some ask for sweaters, sports team items, slippers or other specialty gifts. Others, Hayward said, have more simplistic requests like lotion, magazines and puzzles. “No matter what they tell us, we try to get it for them. It’s not easy, but they are so grateful for these gifts.”

Fashions for the show were provided by Christopher & Banks and Old Navy of The Streets of Cranberry.

Lutheran SeniorLife would like to thank the following organizations and businesses for supporting us with their generous sponsorship:

Spotlight Sponsor

The Auxiliary of St. John Specialty Care Center

Platinum Sponsors

Thrivent Allegheny County Chapter 30712, Thrivent Butler County Chapter 30713

Gold Sponsors

Etzel Engineer and Build, Inc., MMC Land Management

Silver Sponsors

Pfeifer’s True Value Hardware, Providence Pharmacy

Bronze Sponsors

Blackburn’s Home Medical Equipment & Supplies, Mars National Bank, McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc., MedCare Equipment, Mercer County Rehab Supply, Inc., Mon-D-Aid & Cleanit Co., Purvis Brothers, Inc.


(top): Show emcee Shelley Duffy with Karen Russell, executive director of St. John Specialty Care Center

(middle): Residents from The Commons at Stonebrook Village attended the show to support residents at St. John Specialty Care Center and RoseCrest Assisted Living. Front row: Florence Dendis; Estelle Richardson; Rozella Rush; Marianna Rice; Mitzi Petchar, volunteer. Back Row: Nancy Coran; Bonnie Iandimarino; Barbara Reck, marketing coordinator; Bill Werely; Shelley Duffy, KDKA-Radio

(bottom): Florence Dendis, a resident at The Commons at Stonebrook Village, modeling clothes from Christopher and Banks.

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