There were more than 150 people who attended last Sunday's "What A Woman Wants" head-to-toe expo held at St. Florian Hall, a first-time event sponsored by the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times.
It offered gals a laid-back environment where they could savor an afternoon of fun, relaxation, food, music, shopping, prizes, information, a little pampering and a chance to see on-stage demonstrations along with two fashion shows - one by Macy's in the Fort Steuben Mall, the other by Anna-Kay's Unique Fashions at 155 N. Fourth St., Steubenville.
Wow - were there ever some great clothes local ladies were modeling on the runway, which I got to walk down myself in a Macy's outfit just before daughter Sarah took her turn. Since I was in the dressing area with all the Macy's models I was able to get their names and snap a few photos, but I didn't get that opportunity with Anna-Kay's models.
A Zumba demonstration and Anna-Kay's fashion show
However, check out the paper's website at www.heraldstaronline.com for this story under the "community" section. With it is something new I'll be doing as I'm out and about covering various events - filming some video footage with my camera, not just taking pictures. The video footage - nothing that will be very long here, mind you - will be a way to supplement/enhance coverage. What at first seems as if it fits in the category of "Oh, no, I have something more to do!" instead is "Hey, this is pretty cool. People might really enjoy this."
That being said, the little video I have to offer from this expo shows some of the models who strutted Anna-Kay's stuff, and very well, I might add. The other brief piece of video is Cindy Petri of Cindy's Fusion Fitness doing some Zumba. So see what you think.
While there were many vendors on hand, the one I really had to stay away from was the Jefferson County Humane Society. Sally Wehr, its president, was at the booth with two adorable little kittens. I have this impulse to want to open my home to all animals in need of one.
Macy’s models, from left, Brey Mays, Brianna Piergallini, Brooke Piergallini, Zoe
Weaver and Ali Collaros
Rose Sczruba, center, with, from left, Nancy Lellie, Shirley Guida, Cindy Richards, Josie Elliott and Dora DiMarzio
Jackie Romano, right, with daughter-mother duos, Michaela and Annette Torrance and Miranda and Donna Parkinson
Browsing at vendors' booths
Sisters Carla Cafero of Las Vegas and Becky Whiteside
I did, however, linger long enough to pick up a flyer about the humane society's upcoming fundraiser called "Whisker Whirl." It's a quarter auction, brunch, gift bags, holiday shopping event set for Nov. 11 at St. Florian Hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include gift bags, brunch, a quarter auction that the flier describes as "better than bingo, more fun than poker, many more prizes than drawings and all for a quarter or two." There also will be shopping opportunities for "unique and exclusive holiday gifts," the flier notes. Tickets are available at the Jefferson County Animal Shelter, Hauser's Furniture or from JCHS board members. For information, call (740) 314-5583.
Congratulations, again, to the grand prize winner of a two-night trip for four to Seven Springs, which was won by Martha Goldberg of Costonia.
So, it was an enjoyable Sunday afternoon for me. Hope you felt the same way.