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Powerhouse in Oxford to host Spring Fling Fashion Show on March 23

By John Davis

Oxford Park Commission

An opportunity to view the latest styles in day wear and support the Leisure Lifestyle programs of the Oxford Park Commission are what residents can accomplish later this month. The Powerhouse will serve as the site for the Spring Fling Fashion Show. All proceeds from the March 23 event will go to benefit the Friends of LLO.

Anna Haller has led the organization of the fashion show and luncheon, which will start at noon at the Powerhouse. Haller is used to organizing events like this. She helped put them on for other civic or charitable organizations such as the Daughters of the British Empire. She credited the help of others associated with the Friends of LLO, as well as the exercise classes, for helping with the preparations.

The LLO is near and dear to the heart of Haller, who has been participating in the various programs offered for the area’s mature adults for the past two years.

“I have enjoyed the programs ever since I’ve gotten involved,” said Haller, who grew up in Oxford, England and moved to Mississippi from Chicago with her husband Terry. “It’s a lovely community and this is something we like doing to help out.”

Haller has a background in interior design and for the past four months, she has been putting that knowledge to good use organizing the fashion show. That includes getting all the little details covered. Men and women models will be on the runway March 23. Haller said Belk Department store is providing the day and the athletic leisure wear that will be worn. The show is expected to last an hour. Cost to enter is $10. On top of the show, there will be raffles to take part in and prizes awarded. Some of the prizes should include a basket of wine or coffee as well as cosmetics or bath supplies.

Anyone wishing to help volunteer with the event are encouraged to do so. Contributions would also be greatly appreciated.

For more information on the event, contact the LLO at 662-236-1157.