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March 25, 2014

Benefit fashion show set for April 10 at the Grand Event Center

McALESTER — A “Hats, Handbags and High Fashion” fashion show benefit for McAlester Main Street is set for April 10 at the Grand Event Center, organizers say.

McAlester Main Street works to preserve and revitalize Old Town and Downtown McAlester that is a public-private partnership with the City of McAlester, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, according to

The April 10 fashion show will feature a silent auction, a Best Hat contest, and Pick a Purse Auction and the latest fashion apparel from local boutiques, according to McAlester Main Street member Taryn Grippando owner of Panache Boutique and Salon.

She said guests are encouraged to wear their favorite hat to participate in the Best Hat Contest.

“We will be showing what Downtown McAlester has to offer,

Featured will be spring items such as Easter dresses and other fashions for all ages along with the latest accessories, according to Grippando.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar cocktail hour and hors d’ouerves.

Pre-sale tickets for the fashion show are $20 and are available at Cecilia’s Fashions, Panache Boutique and Salon, Dottie’s Children’s Boutique, Kariosity Boutique and Brown’s Shoe Fit.

Tickets will also be available at the door for $25.

The Grand Event Center is at 225 E. Carl Albert Pkwy.

For more information, call McAlester Main Street 918-423-8888.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at

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