Spring Valley Retirement Community Hosts Fashion Show

Spring Valley Campus tenants and staff model local boutique fashions in Friday, May 13 fashion show. Spring Valley Campus retirement community is a well-appointed retirement community with spacious apartments for those living independently and with assistance. Spring Valley Campus is part of the Perry Lutheran Homes family of senior living communities in Perry.

Spring Valley Campus tenant, Carmelite (Carm) Staker, took the lead on coordinating and planning the fashion show together with Spring Valley Campus staff. Staker, a Woodward native, was a Registered Nurse in the US Cadet Nurse Corps. She worked at several hospitals including the Woodward State Hospital. Staker enjoys clothing and fashion as well as gathering of friends and community. The fashion show was the perfect way to combine those interests.

Both Spring Valley Campus tenants and staff became runway models showing off fashions from Backwards Boutique in Perry and Social Hour Style in Woodward. Tenants Jackie Spellman, Sue Finer, Wilma Collins, Alice Hoffman, and Carmelite Staker walked the runway as well as Perry Lutheran Homes staffers Morgan Newel, Marina Quijas, Deb Koelln, Deb Kruse and Jennifer Rothfus. Staffer Xavier Carpenter escorted all of our lovely ladies down the runway as they showed their fashions to approximately 50 guests.

“I love to get people involved in activities. I enjoy seeing the teamwork that brought this all together from tenants and staff and the community. This is something I’ve done before, and I really enjoy it. It was special to see how supportive the community and staff involved in the activity were,” shared Staker.

Pianist Kathy Fox serenaded guests as models walked the runway. Following the showing of clothing, a variety of wine, tea, meats, cheeses and more were served. Door prizes were provided by Perry Hy-Vee, Donna Jean Flowers, Halo Hair Salon, Deb Koelln, Deb Kruse, and a few anonymous donors. It was an overall success and tenants and staff at Spring Valley Campus look forward to planning another fashion show in the future.

Fashion show models pose for a photo – L to R back row Jackie Spellman, Deb Kruse, Sue Finer, Jennifer Rothfus, and Deb Koelln. L to R front row Carm Staker, Wilma Collins and Alice Hoffman.

Emily Leslie of Backwards Boutique and Tara Klocke of Social Hour Style announce their various fashions and styles, and Kathy Fox delights guests on the piano as models walk the runway.

Deb Kruse sporting a light and airy summer dress.

Carm Staker in a lovely blouse and overshirt combo.

Jennifer Rothfus in a bold blue blouse with unique handbag.

Wilma Collins shows off a mustard sweater with fringe.

Sue Finer with a classy ensemble.

Alice Hoffman in cheerful, springtime stripes with her daughter, Lorrie.

Guests begin to gather in Spring Valley Campus atrium for the start of the fashion show.

Fashion show tenant coordinator, Carm Staker.

Model jackie Spellman

Deb Koelln in Denim.

Morgan Newell

Marina Quijas

Perry Lutheran Homes is your locally owned and managed, Christian Caring Community serving Perry and surrounding communities for over 65 years. Perry Lutheran Homes offers innovative, personalized, Christ-centered living and care at three campuses in Perry, IA – Spring Valley Campus, King’s Garden’s Campus and Eden Acres Campus. Services include independent and assisted living, award-winning memory care, in-home care, respite care, skilled nursing care, rehabilitative therapy, intermediate and long-term care, end-of-life care and meals on wheels.