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Fashions a passion at Quincy fundraiser

April 20, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Women stereotypically spend a lot of money on clothing, but some in the greater Waynesboro area are instead using fashions to raise money for the Quincy United Methodist Home.

The annual luncheon and fashion show benefiting the nursing home kicks off at noon Friday in the Hess Community Room of Minnich Manor in Quincy Village.

The event is hosted each year by the Quincy United Methodist Home Auxiliary.

"The purpose of the Quincy United Methodist Home Auxiliary is to support and make money for the nursing home," Auxiliary President Joan McCulloh said.

Tickets cost $12 each and can be purchased by calling 717-765-8845 or 717-749-3151, ext. 2201.

"Most of them have been reserved, but they have some spaces reserved at the door," said Margaret Thompson, activities director at Quincy Village.

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Eleven models are scheduled to appear on the catwalk in fashions from Lena's of Hagerstown.

"We have such a diverse inventory that we try to put a little bit of everything in," Store Manager Lori Ruda said.

Models are Quincy Village residents and employees, and one model is on the board of directors, Thompson said.

"The luncheon is being served by the dietary department of Quincy," McCulloh said.

It will include soup, a grilled chicken Caesar salad, beverage and dessert, Thompson said.

Past events have drawn as many as 240 people, McCulloh said.

Purchases made by the auxiliary in 2005 included Geri Chair recliners, furnishings for hospice rooms and birthday cards for residents, she said.

Ruda said Lena's of Hagerstown has participated in several of the auxiliary's fashion shows and is already scheduled to provide clothing for next year's show.

Quincy Home opened as an orphanage in 1903 and first housed the elderly in 1916. Children remained in the orphanage until 1971, according to the home's Web site.

Now, Quincy United Methodist Home is a part of the 360-acre Quincy Village retirement community.

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