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A White Christmas at Bandera's Silver Sage

By Mikie Baker BCC Contributor

Looking for a way to be elegant yet comfortable during the holiday season? Then the 13th annual White Christmas Gift and Fashion show held at the Silver Sage Corral Senior Activity Center would have been the answer to lovely upcoming celebrations. Sponsored by The Gingerbread House and Shoe Biz, the show had something for every woman from teen to mature - the perfect age, of course.

Event chairmen - and perfect fashion divas - Margaret Paradee, owner of The Gingerbread House, and Peggy Ashmore, owner of Shoe Biz, looked dazzling and. This yearly event benefits the Meals on Wheels program at the Silver Sage Corral.

Modeled by gorgeous local Bandera women, the fashions varied from casual bling to elegant chic.
Bedazzled in jewels and a large variety of shoe styles, these ladies really knew how to capture the runway.

Paradee started the show off by talking about The Gingerbread House and their infamous fudge and truffles. "Even I can't resist the fudge," she confided. She introduced Hooter Mc Mullan, who emceed the show with class and humor. Suddenly, the room was filled with beautiful women dressed to the nines and stalking around the snow-encased runway under the sparkle of the Christmas tree lights.

The sophisticated music of The Gibson Sisters complemented the show.
Scattered throughout the evening were drawings for prizes from both sponsors. Paradee also reminded the patrons that we should all support the business economy of Bandera especially on Saturday, Nov. 26, which has been designated, "Support Small Businesses Day."

She also explained about the different local organizations that keep Bandera top-of-mind as a travel destination. Employees and volunteers with the Bandera Community Foundation, the Bandera Business Association and the Convention and Visitors Bureau spend countless hours making Bandera a destination vacation.

More than 100 well-heeled women attended the event and not only enjoyed a beautiful fashion show, but were treated with desserts as well.
Event planner Melissa Benefield concocted the post-style show sweets and Christmas decorations and music abounded.

Those who missed this lovely event can still head to Shoe Biz to purchase the latest fashions guaranteed to keep ladies of all ages comfortable and elegant this holiday season.

Pictured Center: Surrounded by their lovely models, Margaret Paradee and Peggy Ashmore graciously shared the spotlight, ending a delightful evening.