In May of 1965 the Carleton Place Ladies Auxiliary to the Chamber of Commerce had a fashion show at the Town Hall auditorium. The money raised from“Summer Holiday” fashions went to the Chamber of Commerce Swimming Project where hundreds of children are given swimming lessons in the summer.
Over 500 women attended, and the show was convened by Mrs. Vic Bennett. High styled outfits with low price tags and 30 “sew at home fashions” fashions were modeled. A bridal dress made for $30 by Miss Carole Moffat was shown, and the coordinator and commentator was no other than Mrs. Wallace Cook. The second half of the show was from Cook’s Store.
There was a power shortage that day, but it did not even sway the ladies who kept sashaying down that runwayno matter what. The models were from Almonte and Carleton Place with the exception of Mrs. R. J. Patterson from Ottawa.
M Terry Kirkpatrick
My sister Laurie Kirkpatrick McCabe with June Hall (McEwen) at Town Hall Fashion Show. Guessing early 60s.
Models in the pictures were Joanne Haneman, Dorothy Cochran, Jann Moffat and Miss Carole Moffat. Mrs Wallace Cook is seen giving instructions to the girls in the last picture. Who was Mrs. Wallace Cook? No other than our beloved Mary Cook.
Carleton Place photo: Shawn Lanthier just added: The picture of the kids on the Carleton Place pier was of a regatta at CPCC. Notice the paddles and the life belts they are wearing. Thank you Shawn:).. and the picture is circa 1976.