Getting fashionable at Gilwood: golf club tries something different

Callie Hermanson
Lakeside Leader

On Saturday, April 28, local models strutted down the runway in the latest summer trends from local clothing stores during the Gilwood Golf 2018 Fashion Show.

Business Factory owner and Gilwood secretary Joyce Robinson says the fashion show was a fundraiser for the golf club. The owners of local businesses Distractions, Random Thoughtz, Cabi Clothing (a home party line), Gilwood pro shop and Stella & Dot Accessories volunteered their time and effort to put on the show.

Each business had three or four models and three rounds each to showcase different outfits and accessories. Guests were treated to a glass of sangria, appetizers, dessert and donated door prizes.

Explaining how she came up with the idea, Robinson says, “Random Thoughtz had put on a fashion show the previous year as a fundraiser, and it was a lot of fun.” When she found out Random Thoughtz would not be hosting the fashion show again this year, she thought it would be an excellent idea for the golf course.

Robinsons approached Shauna Carpenter, with Random Thoughtz and says she didn’t hesitate to get involved.

Bonnie Anderson, with Distractions and Lisa Gall with Cabi Clothing, are long-time golfers, so when Robinsons asked them to get involved they were more than happy to participate she added Shauna Fiddler, with Stella & Dot, also wanted to be involved and she stylized some of the models and had her full line on display.

“We also wanted to show off some of the great golf attire we carry in Gilwood’s pro shop.”

Robinsons says all of the proceeds made went back to the Gilwood Golf and Country club to help with operating costs this season.

“Approximately 70 people attend the fashion show, and it was a great turnout and due to limited space, really could not fit many more in.”

The event was held in the clubhouse at the Gilwood golf and country club so food and beverages could be served.

Robinsons also exclaims that it is still not well-known that Gilwood is a public course, open to anyone who wants to come out and use the driving range, go for a round of golf, come out for lunch or supper or just to enjoy a beverage on the back deck.

She says it is important to the club get non-golfers out to the course to use and enjoy it.

Golf bag stylized by Frankie’s Fricken Flowers.

Andrea Poitras, Frankie Giroux, Lisa Gall and Shayla Wakefield (right to l;eft) modeling some of the latest fashion items from local clothing stores at the Gilwood fashion show on April 28.

Fashionable cupcakes were part of the show.

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