Fashion Show provides Fiesta fun for all | SLIDESHOW

MARYSVILLE — Leifer Manor was bustling with excitement as this year’s Strawberry Festival Fashion Show set out to honor the 2013 festival theme  — Fiesta — complete with sunny skies and traditional Latin-inspired garb and Mexican food, on Tuesday, June 11.

The Fashion Show and luncheon hosted community leaders from Marysville, Tulalip and Lakewood, who modeled garments from merchants in the area, including the Tux Shop, JC Penney, Seattle Premium Outlets, Wrenhaven, Eddie Bauer, Fred Meyer, Cabela’s and Trusty Threads.

“This was a great Fashion Show,” said Marysville Public Information Officer Doug Buell, who modeled clothing along with his wife, Leslie Buell, who agreed this was one of the best fashion shows yet. Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring was in attendance and modeled once again, this time wearing a blue tux from the Tux Shop.

Food was provided by La Hacienda in Marysville, who offered tacos, beans, rice and more for luncheon guests. Festive paper flower arrangements brightened up the tables, while Marysville middle schoolers Cristina and Annette Mora hosted, wearing traditional clothing designed by their mother, Betty Mora, owner of Toque Perfecto.

Models strutted through the tables in the Leifer Manor courtyard, donning everything from a stunning red dress to a camouflage suit, while Marysville Parks and Recreation Director Jim Ballew emceed.

Tickets were drawn throughout the afternoon for raffle prizes donated by local merchants, including gift certificates for Bob’s Burgers & Brew, the Sun Factory and Bleachers Grill at Cedarcrest. Choi’s Nursery, Tammy Taylor and Hometown Values Coupon Magazine donated items, including flower baskets, and Wendy Volosin donated a one-hour salsa dancing lesson. Strawberry Festival Royalty were in attendance, and one young princess even won a raffle prize.

“I think it was just awesome,” said Sue Stevenson, event organizer. “Everything flowed smoothly, the weather was great and the food was really good. It’s exciting to hear people say that it was the best one yet.”

The 2013 Strawberry Festival Fashion Show was sponsored by Tulalip Resort Casino, Walmart, Home Street Bank, North County Outlook and the Strawberry Festival.

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