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Fashion show with Dorothy VanDeventer's wedding dress (Kirby)
Fashion Show Will Trace 100 Years Of JCENTENNIAL SHOW: Wedding gowns typical of : ;1934, 1950 and the mid-1960s are'modeled by, from . -left, Miss Yvonne Lee, Mrs. Bruce Lee and Mrs. ;Edward Harden. The gowns are part of a segment of jthe centennial fashion show to be held Sunday, April ;28, at 2 and 4 p.m. in' the old Berrien County Courthouse at Berrien Springs. The gown modeled Â·by Miss Lee was worn in 1934 by the mother of Mrs. 'David Kirby, Jericho, road, Stevensville. Mrs. Lee -land Mrs. Harden model their own wedding gowns. ;The setting above is the spiral staircase of the old .Jcounty courthouse, which has been restored. BERRIEN SPRINGS - A centennial fashion show will be held Sunday, April 28, at 2 and 4 p.m. at the old Berrien County Courthouse. The 'event will give area residents a chance to see the changes in clothing styles of the past 100 years as well as the interior restoration of the courthouse. Admission charge is }1 at the door. Proceeds will go to the Worthy Student Fund maintained by the Andrews university Campus and Community Women's club, which is sponsoring the show. A small display of antiques will be exhibited at the show and antique cars will be parked outside. Coordinating the production are Mrs. Alohzo Gregg and Mrs. Gary Erhard. Each decade of fashion from the 1870s to the present will be show, with five or six persons modeling in each section. Men's and children's fashions will be included, and special sections will display wedding gowns of each decade and international fashions. Mrs. Gregg noted that finding models for some of the women's clothing from the era when the "wasp waist" was in vogue is exceedingly difficult. "Some of the dresses have 20,19 and even 18-inch waistlines," she said, "and that is just too small for most women today." Another problem encountered is fitting the shoes. "Some of the shoes we will model are as small as size 5, but women today have larger feet," said Mrs. Gregg. Silk wedding gowns present a special problem, because silk garments tend to deteriorate and become too fragile to be worn. In the fashion show Sunday, wedding dresses made of durable fabrics will be modeled, while those of silk will only be on exhibit. Much of the clothing to be displayed has been found in people's attics and in old trunks, said Mrs. Gregg. Some has also been obtained from the Community Service Center in Berrien Springs, which Â· has been separating clothing of historical interest from materials donated there during the past two years. 'Mikado 9 In Rehearsal At Lake Michigan College A comic opera of perennial popularity for audiences of all ages, "The Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan, will be presented May 2,3 and 4 at Lake Michigan college in the last of the school's 16-event community cultural series offered during the second semester of the current school year. The costumed production is a joint presentation of the LMC choir and Delta Psi Omega, LMC drama society. Jean Bartz, of the LMC music faculty, is the director, assisted by Peter Rothman, drama faculty member, and.,Fritz Frurip, of the LMC English faculty. All performances will be given in the college's Blue theater lecture hall, room D-202, on the LMC Napier avenue campus with curtain time set for 8 p.m. Taking place in the imaginary 'town of Titipu, Japan, the light-hearted story finds Nanki- Poo, the son of the Mikado, traveling about the country in disguise and discovering Yum- Yum, an attractive young woman with whom he falls in love. Yum-Yum, however, is betrothed to Ko-Ko, chief high executioner of Titipu. Because of the scarcity of executions and the embarrasments arising therefrom, Ko-Ko is obliged to give Yum-Yum in marriage to Nanki-Poo. take parts in the production: Steve Hafer, Ko-Ko; Alice Clearman, Katisha, and Steve Walker, Pish-Tush. Cheryl Lake, Stevensville, plays Yum- Yum; Rick Prince, Watervliet, Nanki-Poo; Paula Schmatlz, Watervliet, Peep-Bo; .Geoff Isaac, Benton' Harbor, Pooh- Bah, and Carol Wozniak, Stevensville, Pitti-Sing. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Esther Sholemaker, of the LMC music faculty. Nance Simmons, LMC music student, Harbert, will assist Mrs. Shoemaker, as special percussionist for the performance. A graduate student of drama, Gary Owens, a volunteer paraprofessional in stagecraft at LMC and member of Alpha Psi Omega, national honorary society in drama among four- year schools, has designed the sets for the LMC production. He also is in charge of make-up design. Other LMC students assuming responsibilities in the production include Mary Baushke, St. Joseph, technical director and stage manager; Debbie McNabb, Sawyer, cos- tume design; Miss Lake, scenic art design; Miss Baushke, lighting crew chairman and make-up crew chairman; Miss McNabb, chairman of the costume crew; Miss Simmons, props crew chairman; Eileen Gebhard, Stevensville, chairman of the ushers' :crew; Weirs, Benton Harbor, chairman of the program committee; and Miss Wozniak, publicity chairman. Mike Dorstewitz, in addition to. his role as the Mikado, is serving as set crew chairman. . Â· Eddie Keeter, Benton Harbor, an LMC alumnus now associated with the Twin City Players and former president of Delta Psi Omega, is technical advisor. Tickets are priced at J1.50, although area high school students will be admitted for cents for the Thursday night performance. LMC students will be admitted free of charge presentation of their ID cards. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Community Services office on the LMC campus or reserved advance by telephoning the LMC Community Services office. OPEN MON. thru FRI. 9-9, SAT. 9-5