ARHS hosts fashion show Aug. 6

Article Published: Jul. 15, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
ARHS hosts fashion show Aug. 6

Fundraising's in fashion, as the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation presents the 33rd annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show & Luncheon on Aug. 6. File photo

On Friday, Aug. 6, Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation will present the 33rd annual Blowing Rock Fashion Show & Luncheon at Blowing Rock Country Club. This annual event features a fashion show, silent auction and luncheon to raise funds for Blowing Rock Hospital.

This year is the last in a three-year fundraising campaign to purchase new beds for the patients in the Davant Extended Care Unit at Blowing Rock Hospital. Each patient bed costs $2,500, and pressure relief beds, used to treat bed sores, cost $5,000.

The Dande Lion in Banner Elk will provide all the clothing, shoes and accessories featured in this year's show. This will be their second year doing the show.

"We're very excited about the theme this year," storeowner Jane Deavers said. "We're featuring Dande Lion fashions for each and every day of the year."

Styles are hand picked by Jane and the Dande Lion team and modeled by area High Country residents and store patrons. Not only do outfits feature the Dande Lion's clothing, but also their shoes, bags, scarves and jewelry.

Deavers decided to get involved with the foundation following the events of her husband's illness. "It's such a comfort to have good facilities," she said.

Participating in the fundraiser for the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation is her way of giving back to the community that provided so much support for her and her husband. The new hospital beds will be safer, help prevent falls, and be more comfortable for hospital patients.

In addition to the fashion show, The Dande Lion is also donating a complete outfit for the silent auction and is planning to donate a "Diva Night" for the gala the night before the fashion show.

The Dande Lion Diva Night provides the winner and seven friends with two hours of private after-hours shopping, transportation via limousine to and from the store, personal stylists, and cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by local restaurants. Winners will also get to roll the Diva Dice - a classic Dande Lion sale wherein each patron is allowed to roll three dice three times, and the highest total of any of the three rolls is the percentage off the purchase.

Tickets for the show are $60. Champagne reception and silent auction are to begin at 10 a.m. For more information about the Blowing Rock Fashion Show or Patron's Gala, contact Megan Ellis at (828) 262 - 9564 or (

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