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Fashion show benefits Childrens Hospital

Joyce Rudolph

An elaborate musical revue saluting America was the highlight of La

Providencia Guild’s gala Sunday at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.

Proceeds from the “Celebrate America” fashion show and brunch

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benefit an endowment for nursing excellence at Childrens Hospital Los

Angeles.

President Irene Terusa and Chairwoman Sharon Terranova sparkled in

their patriotic colors, and welcomed more than 600 members and guests

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during the social time. There were exciting opportunity prizes and

vendor fashion accessories to peruse while sipping cappuccino or

beverages on ice.

Inside the Grand Ballroom, tables were festively decorated with

white wooden basket centerpieces filled with a live ivy plant and

tissue and stars. Red, white or blue teddy bears added whimsy to each

place setting.

The Marine Corps Color Guard led off festivities down the runway.

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Chairwoman Terranova invited all to say the Pledge of Allegiance and

vocal trio Traci, Molly and Cate Pierce sang “The Star-Spangled

Banner.”

Guild member and veteran entertainer Lisa Murray coordinated the

musical program. Burbank High School’s In Sync sang patriotic songs

guided by vocal director Brett Carroll. Murray sang several

selections herself, including “We’re with You, America,” written by

Mel Ball.

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To the delight of everyone at our table, fresh tomato basil soup

topped with a light pastry was served again this year, and set the

stage for a delicious meal of chicken breast with fruit compote and

creme sauce. A white chocolate box filled with cake and whipped cream

was placed on a plate splashed with red, white and blue sauces.

Styles from Margo of Newhall were shown in a glitzy revue

performed to lively music. A Charlie Chaplin character introduced a

segment featuring the song “All That Jazz” from the hit musical

“Chicago.” Models got into the act, doing high kicks and poses on

chairs.

Throughout the show, women of all ages enjoyed watching the

GQ-esque male models show men’s wear from J. David Custom Clothiers

in Santa Clarita.

Murray sang “God Bless America” for the show’s finale as three

models strutted proudly each wearing a gown of solid red, white or

blue.

Teresa Kirkaldy, a guest of Marilyn Teasley, won the $1,000 in

cash and $250 gift certificate for Margo’s. Barbara Angele, a guest

of Linda Hansen, won the 50/50 drawing prize of $5,600.


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