Go Red for Women Fashion Show
On Friday, February 3rd the Social Center was radiating with women dressed in red as approximately 140 St. Francis Manor, Seeland Park and Grinnell community residents celebrated National Wear Red Day. Started by the American Heart Association in 2003, the women wore red to raise awareness of heart disease which is the No. 1 killer of women.
The event began with Activity Director Abby Renbarger sharing some alarming statistics from the American Heart Association. Abby then introduced Patty from the Christopher & Banks’ clothing store in Williamsburg who narrated the red-inspired fashion show. The Seeland Park models included Irma Arnaman, Sue Baker, Marcia Braley, Helen Carstens, Dona Hendrickson, Jolene Jones, Ellen Merck, and Bonnie Wold who each modeled two outfits of their choice. Gladys Booth from Seeland Park and Judy Elliott from St. Francis Manor were named the two “Red-Hot Ladies” of the event and each received a heart-shaped box of candy. Fitness Specialist Julie Klein closed the program by stating that exercise is one way to control the risks of heart disease and she encouraged the attendees to get involved in the exercise classes on campus. Delicious heart-healthy snacks prepared by the St. Francis Manor culinary staff were enjoyed by all. This event left attendees feeling inspired and energized both inside and out!