Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sertoma Club parades fashions for a cause
The fun of a fashion show happens in the dressing room, I now know. Beverly Mire asked me to model Bella Bella fashions in the Gulf Coast Sertoma Club’s Parade of Fashions and boy, did I have a ball. The changes were so quick that jewelry and evening bags were flying through the air as women traded looks for their next walk on the runway.
Stretchable taffeta is what I wanted all the women in the audience to feel as I floated by in the most comfortable navy “gown.” It was actually a skirt and zippered top as comfortable as a sweat suit. I’m usually fairly humble, but I had to agree with the compliments I was garnering in this outfit. I truly felt like Cinderella.
La-Tee-Da Boutique showed an array of colorful linens at the show, staged at The Pompano Club. Color and florals are what’s in line for spring, representatives of both clothiers reported.

Crown of thorns
Just like planners hoped, it was dramatic to hold a “crown of thorns” in my hands.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2400 Fifth St., will present Journey to the Cross, a sensory event, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9.
Pastor Tim Dinger said the crown to be used in the production — which is tied together with discreet, green bread bag twisties — was hanging on a nail when his congregation moved in. They’ve respected it ever since, he said.

Guillory paints the town red
Ora Guillory found a white cowboy hat, but she wanted a red one for the Scottish Rite Lodges & Chapters convention in Mobile, Ala.
Guillory had a local auto shop paint her hat, belt and shoes red so she could represent Southeast Texas. That’s style.

Mercado Days set for April
Maybe you’ve seen the big, yellow posters advertising Mercado Days Latino Fest.
Music, vendors, a car show, carnival rides, a pageant and food will be part of the multi-cultural festival at the Pavilion, 500 Procter St. in downtown Port Arthur. Times will be 5 p.m. to midnight, Friday, April 17 and from noon to midnight, Saturday, April 18. Gate prices are $6 to 6 p.m.; $10 after 7 p.m., children 12 and younger, free. Advance tickets are $5 at sites including Fast Lane Stores, Neches Federal Credit Union and Hernandez & Solis Inc.

Knights to golf for Fetters Center
Randall Burt of the Groves Knights of Columbus says his group is planning its second annual Association for the Retarded Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 25, in Groves.
“All the proceeds go to the association. We have been selling hole sponsor signs for $50 each and asking for door prizes from area vendors along with trying to get four-man teams ready for the tournament. Mr. Leroy Falcon is our committee chairman for the event,” Burt said.

Battery help
An on-line reader helped Yvonne Sutherlin get word that Radio Shack will accept used batteries. Thanks to all the loyal Port Arthur News readers who follow us on Twitter and at

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