Marian students showcase runway style

2013-03-06T00:00:00Z Marian students showcase runway styleJennifer Pallay Times Columnist
March 06, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Parents, students and staff at Marian Catholic came together last weekend to stun guests at their Evening of Excellence Senior Showcase.

The Marian Catholic Parents Club hosted the event March 2 at the Serbian Social Center in Lansing. The event, in its second year, puts seniors in the spotlight as models of local fashion. The program includes an introduction about how the event has evolved from a fashion show of the past just as the Mothers Club has transformed to the Marian Catholic Parents Club. The club’s efforts have raised more than $250,000 in less than 10 years for the direct benefit of Marian students.

My husband was one of the DJs for the event and said it went great with more than 300 guests in attendance. Students walked, danced and performed on the catwalk showing off styles from Anointed Couture and Bridal Boutique, Black Tie in South Holland, Old Navy, Buckle, the Marian Catholic Style Shop, Gap and more. Local hair salons and florists helped style them.

Guests enjoyed bidding on silent auction items, buying split-the-pot tickets and a live auction. Members of Marian Catholic’s Symphonic Band provided music. Juniors served as hosts and hostesses and look forward to their stint on the runway next year.

My husband said the live auction was fun and that the highest price paid was for a dinner for eight cooked from scratch and served to guests by Marian Catholic’s Sister Kathleen Anne and Sister Mary Jo.

He’s been busy with DJ gigs, and I’ve been busy searching for an Easter egg hunt for our 13-month-old. It seems a lot of them are for ages 3 and older though I found these two events he can attend.

The village of Glenwood egg hunts are from noon to 2 p.m. March 31 at Callahan Strand Park, across from the Village Hall. Ages 1 to 4 go from noon to 12:30 p.m., ages 5 to 9 go from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and ages 10 to 12 go from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Snacks will be available at the Blakely Center.

For information, call (708) 757-2318.

Lincoln Park Zoo will host a farm-tastic Easter event March 30. It starts from 9 to 11 a.m. with breakfast with the Easter Bunny, crafts and animal activities. From 9:20 to 9:40, the egg hunt gets under way. Ages 3 and younger get a head start. Admission is $45 for adults, $30 for children 3 to 12 and free for kids 2 and younger. Tickets must be purchased by March 26. The event is held outdoors, rain or shine. For information, visit or call (312) 742-2000.

Happy egg hunting!

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