By RICHARD F. BELISLE
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - As grand balls go, this one promises to be one of the noisiest, as dozens of Civil War period gowns wrapped in yards of taffeta rustle their way around the dance floor at the Waynesboro Country Club Saturday night.
"It's going to be noisy. Rustling taffeta is one of the most wonderful sounds in the world," said Doris Florek, 47, a Waynesboro dressmaker who made or modified a half-dozen gowns that will be worn at the Waynesboro Bicentennial Blue and Gray Ball.
Florek, a dressmaker by trade, makes gowns and uniforms for Civil War re-enactors. Examples of her period gowns and dresses have been on display all summer at Sheffler's Uniform Shop at 44 E. Main St. in Waynesboro.