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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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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