Our car arrived a little early, so our driver showed the homes and the businesses and churches in the town to us. There were some very large, newer homes there. One man was walking on his house roof removing the fallen leaves with his blower. Other men were mowing the leaves on the ground. The colors of the trees were definitely shouting FALL.
After parking at the Womens Club, we joined the women in line. Over 300 women were there for the same thing. The annual salad luncheon and fashion show. This was the 34th year for this event.
There were about 40 long tables, each one decorated in a different theme. They were wonderful. Some were glamorous, some were glitzy, some had animal themes. Each table had matching sets of dishes, napkins, silverware, and a candy dish at each place setting. Our table had mint patties, others had nuts, still others had various colors of M & M's. The most formal table had black and white M & M's.
Since I eat gluten free, there aren't many food events I attend. But the salad affairs provide an abundance of food for someone like me. One trip to the four long tables filled with salads was enough to satisfy my appetite.
After the women removed our plates, the first half of the fashion show began. Clothes being modeled were from a higher end womens store in Lincoln. The models were all ages and all sizes.
There were donated gifts ranging from bags of local apples to beauty products and many gift certificates, some for elegant dinners and some for hair salons. There were so many prizes being doled out, my mind began to drift, and then I heard my number. I double checked the number on my ticket in front of me, then stood up so the girls helping their mothers could bring me my prize. A large very soft stuffed dog with the Bass Pro Shop tag in his ear. My cat thinks he is hers.
|Lola talking to her new friend.|
|Lola cleaning her new friend.|