A fashion show with heart

| June 29, 2011
A proud graduate walked with her child in the Salvation Army Fashion Show.

A proud graduate walked with her child in the Salvation Army Fashion Show.

The Salvation Army held its sixth annual Fashion Show featuring the girls in the Army’s Transitional Housing Program at the Archibald Cochran Ballroom in the Galt House, which is wonderful to work with.

The girls have come to the Army from abusive situations, and they have no other safe place to go. They have no education, no money, low self-esteem and one or more children.

The Army houses them, sees that the children go to school or day care, and most importantly, gets the girls an education. They prepare them to go out into the workforce. They also teach them about nutrition and that Cheetos are not a breakfast food!

In many ways, the style show is their graduation.

Among the board members attending the event were Brooks Bower and his entire family, Ray Glass and Elizabeth, and Jim Oetken and Betty. Mayor Greg Fisher commended the graduates on their achievements and encouraged them to go forward with their lives.

Decorated officers of the U.S. Army served as escorts for the ladies on the runway. They were impressive and appreciated by a standing ovation.

Don’t forget, these girls can use the bath amenities you always bring home from hotels and never use. They also would love unused sample cosmetics. You may drop them off at Fabulous Finds, 2101 Frankfort Ave., Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mayor Greg Fischer with Tabitha Bower at the Salvation Army Fashion Show.

Mayor Greg Fischer with Tabitha Bower at the Salvation Army Fashion Show.


The Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, the charitable arm of the Derby Festival, sponsors events and programs, which help raise money for organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, JCPS Every1Reads Program, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Gilda’s Club of Louisville. In addition, the foundation awards $2,000 in scholarship bonds to the top five finishers of the Derby Festival Spelling Bee.

This week, the foundation held a dinner at Vincenzo’s, sponsored by Horseshoe Hotel and Casino and LG&E, with Agostino Gabriele “demonstrating” each food course along with various guest chefs before it was served. Festival board member Harry Dennery, Mayor Greg Fischer and festival President Mike Berry were among those showing off their culinary skills.

Those enjoying the evening included foundation Chair Becky Cowan, Wende and Tom Schifano, Juanita and Bill Beach, Rip Hatfield, current festival board Chair Wendy Jacob, 2013 board Chair Chris Whelan, Shauna Damin, Chip and Pat Brown, Mary Hatfield Oliva, Miss University of Louisville Olivia Henken, Carole Jones Clay and Ken Clay, Patsy Allen and Paul and Penny Gold.


Mark your calendars. The Shelbyville Horse Show starts Aug. 3. For the second year it has been named one of the Ten Best Tourist Attractions in Kentucky.

R.H. Bennett is again the manager of the show, and Beth Snider is the secretary. Bridwell Terhune does all of the sponsorships, the photographs and hands out the ribbons in the ring.


Good for Morton’s The Steakhouse! The restaurant will show its gratitude for the dedicated service of Louisville’s finest during its First Responders Appreciation Day Lunch on Thursday, July 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The restaurant will offer complimentary “on-the-go” style lunches to the city’s public safety workers, which include police officers, firefighters and emergency medical service workers. For convenience, first responders can simply pull up to the Morton’s location at 626 W. Main St., show their badge or ID and lunch will be brought directly to their vehicle.  All gourmet meals will feature a steak sandwich, chips, an apple, a can of soda and a dessert.


The Brown Hotel has been chosen as a site for a two-week hospitality service training program for a special team of soldiers serving in the Kentucky Army National Guard.

The 617th Military Police Company will use their training in Iraq as they operate a military-run hotel reserved for government officials and international dignitaries. Brown Hotel management will oversee the training of more than 30 soldiers and command staff from the 617th MP Co. The unit will be trained in hospitality service protocol including conference room setup and events, housekeeping, restaurant and catering service, dinner setup, etiquette and facilities maintenance,

The 617th MP Co. falls under the command of the 198th Military Police Battalion, which is part of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. The 149th MEB will be deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn as part of the largest mobilization the Kentucky Army National Guard has had since World War II.


Locally-based Wild Eggs (Egg Headz LLC) is heading west to Denver. Owners J.D. Rothberg and Shane Hall have partnered with Rothberg’s brother and Denver resident Michael Rothberg to open a restaurant in the West Wash Park area of the city.

photos by CARLA SUE BROECKER | contributing photographer

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