By Lee McDonald
Puttin’ on the Glitz was the theme of this year’s DuPont Historical Society Cherry Blossom Tea and Vintage Fashion show which took place Saturday afternoon at Chloe Clark School. Guests were seated at theme decorated tables and served tea sandwiches and desserts prepared by Chef Notty McIlhenny.
The Tacoma Goodwill Golden Oldies Guild models “strutted their stuff” in vintage gowns showcasing 80 years of fashion trends. Fashion standouts included a 1940s Oleg Cassini cocktail suit, a pink sequined flapper dress and a knockout designer 1970 hostess dress. The vintage style show was accompanied by period piano music and a lively commentary by Adrianne Chandler. The fashions are part of the Goodwill collection, which have been rescued and restored by fashion savvy Goodwill staff and volunteers.
The Annual Cherry Blossom Tea and Vintage Fashion show is a major fundraiser for the DuPont Historical Society.* Proceeds help maintain heritage programming and keep the DuPont museum open and in operation.
THANK YOU to our Cherry Blossom Tea Partners and Sponsors!
Title Sponsors ($500): America’s Credit Union and CalPortland
Orchid Sponsor ($200-$350 in kind) The Suburban Times
Rose Sponsors ($100-$200) Purely Skin, Health
Mart Drug Store, Steve and Lisa Young, DuPont Dental, Mary Ricco/Aqua Care Inc., Lakewood Historical Society & Patriots Landing.
Partners: Patriots Landing, Liberty Inn, Steilacoom High School Key Club, DuPont Girl Scout Troop 4075, Mr. Mize and Ms. Snyder Steilacoom High School, Chloe Clark Staff and the DuPont Presbyterian Church Diamond singers. And thank you Tea Committee!
*DuPont Historical Society is a 5013c non-profit organization.
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