The Alice Walker Fashion Show 1974 Carleton Place

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All Photos from the Carleton Place Canadian file from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

 

The Alice Walker Dress Shop in Carleton Place held their annual Christmas Fashion Show at Carambeck School November 12th in 1974. The show was held on behalf of A.R.C. Industries to help in the operation of their sheltered workshop. Ticket sales benefited them over $200 from the show. There was an excellent turnout despite the heavy rains, and over 90 outfits were modeled.

There were 12 girls from Almonte and Carleton Place  that modeled:

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Laura Davidson,  Mary Lyn McDermid, Angela Scott, Gabre Craig, Joanne Redpath, Nancy Lay, Judy Guerard, Nancy Barry, Carol Dickensen, Diane Smithson, Mary Osterholt, and Cathy Hughes.

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Music was provided by pianist/ organist Michael Mailey. Cosmetics were by Lillian Pye the Vanda Beauty Councillor in Carleton Place. Behind the scenes help was managed by Pat Vetter assisted by Wendy MacNeil. Commentary was given by Gilian Wall.

A blast from the Past!

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Mary Cook’s Deportment Classes for Young Ladies in Carleton Place

Carleton Place Mod Fashion Show 1960’s

And Then There was Cook’s– and Most of All Mary Cook

 

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Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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