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Evening of Elegance Fashion Show

Models display a mix of styles at a past Beta Rho Evening of Elegance Fashion Show.

Provided by Beta Rho

If you're style conscious, start making plans for the latest event hosted by Beta Rho Chapter of Tri Kappa.

The local chapter will present its 36th annual Evening of Elegance Dinner and Fashion Show titled Illuminating Fall on Oct. 19 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

Displayed in the show will be fashions from Alexis Finer Fashions in Highland and furs by Garber Furs in Deerfield, Illinois.

"The show is always a fun event. And it's a perfect girl's night out," said Tricia Hernandez, member of the show's publicity committee. "This is the largest fundraiser that Beta Rho Chapter has."

Hernandez, who has been a member of Tri Kappa since 2009, said she attended the fashionable fundraiser often prior to becoming a member.

The show has been a popular event for three decades, Hernandez said, adding viewing the hot new looks on the style scene is always exciting.

"Women are always interested in fashion and (the clothes) are fun to see whether it's your style or not. It's nice to see what's popular or to (find) a new color," she said. Hernandez added fashion shows have proved to be viable fundraising events.

"The funds we get from the show support local charities and also (allows us) to give scholarships to high school students," Hernandez said.

She said the mission of Tri Kappa involves charity, education and culture.

Hernandez said the event is planned a year in advance. This year's chairwomen are Linda Eisenhauer and Marge Kerr.

"As soon as we get done with one, we start planning the next one," she said.

The fashion show will star a variety of styles including casual wear, evening wear, business attire and more. "There'll be all sizes and (clothing) for different tastes," Hernandez said.

In addition to the style show, there will be boutiques and raffles.

FYI: The 36th annual Evening of Elegance Dinner and Fashion Show titled Illuminating Fall will take place Oct. 19 at Avalon Manor, 3550 U.S. 30, Merrillville. Boutiques open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Fashion show follows. Tickets are $60. To purchase tickets, call 219-988-4862. Find the group on Facebook at FB/TriKappaGaryBetaRho


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Eloise is A&E Editor and a food, entertainment and features writer for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.