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“National Wear Red Day” Fashion Show on Feb 2nd

February 6, 2018

On Friday, February 2nd the Social Center was radiating with women dressed in red as approximately 120 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 Moyer 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 Gladys Booth, Fran Bowers, Marilyn Finch, Doris Lowry, Carolyn Orndorff, Janet Ryan, Rosie Schrack and Susan Thorndike who each modeled two outfits of their choice.  Margaret Clayton from Seeland Park and Debbie Kline from St. Francis Manor were named the two “Red-Hot Ladies” of the event and each received a bouquet of red carnations. 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! View photos on our Facebook page


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