The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 5, 2014

JSO auxiliary will serenade spring with annual fashion show


JOHNSTOWN — An evening of dinner, fashion and fun is a sure sign of spring.

Johnstown Symphony Auxiliary will present its 22nd annual Springtime Serenade Fashion Show on May 6 at Sunnehanna Country Club, 1000 Sunnehanna Drive, Westmont.

The evening will begin at 5:30 with complimentary champagne punch; dinner will be served at 6; and the fashion show will begin at 7.  

The fashion show, which is a major fundraiser for the auxiliary, is being co-chaired by Mary Borkow of Westmont and Barbara Laslo of Richland Township.

“We’re also going to have gently used designer handbags and scarves at affordable prices,” Borkow said.

“This also will benefit Johnstown Symphony Orchestra.”

Fashions will be modeled by favorite local celebrities, and fashions will be provided by Betsy’s of Ligonier, Boscov’s, Celestial Brides, Christopher & Banks, Doncaster, Dress Barn, Karen’s Couture, Miller’s Clothing and Miller’s Tuxedo Rentals and Sales and the Pro Shop at Sunnehanna.

“It’s amazing that it has been going on this long,” Borkow said of the fashion show’s 22nd year.

Door prizes and table prizes will include gift certificates from local merchants, collectibles, crystal and gift baskets.

“There will be raffle tickets on various items during the evening,” Borkow said.

She said those who have not turned in their reservation should do so as soon as possible.

“Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis, and we have a limited number,” Borkow said.

“Tables are filling up quickly.”

Reservations are due by April 25.

Checks can be made payable to Johnstown Symphony Auxiliary, 300 Market St., Suite 303, Johns-town, Pa. 15901.  

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What: Springtime Serenade Fashion Show.

Where: Sunnehanna Country Club, 1000 Sunnehanna Drive, Westmont.

When: 5:30 p.m. May 6.

Tickets: $36 per person.

Information: 535-6738.