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Archive for Saturday, July 25, 1998

ERS MAKE FASHION STATEMENT

July 25, 1998

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In attire ranging from cowboy boots to swim suits, the models in the Douglas County Public Fashion Review lined up, ready to strut their stuff to country tunes.

The review, held Friday night at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, had 87 participants from among the 127 4-H'ers who entered this year's Douglas County Fair clothing competitions.

Some models wore outfits they bought and entered in clothing ``buymanship,'' emphasizing wise purchases. Other wore outfits they made. The judging was done Thursday, all day and into the night.

At the end of the line, Kalie Harris, 12, Kelli Harris, 11, and Kristi Rudman, 10, stood chatting in their color-coordinated outfits. They were waiting for their chance to walk down the runway and make a turn. All three girls had sewn their entries.

``For this one, it took 10 or 15 hours,'' Kelli said, twirling in her lemony A-line dress with daisies at the neck.

Kalie's outfit, a pair of blue, green and white pants with a white shirt and blue jacket, took her a little longer -- almost 23 hours.

``I get nervous once I start modeling,'' she said. ``Once I do one outfit, I'm OK.''

Kristi, on the other hand, said her lime green dress didn't take much more than an hour.

All entries were judged on modeling and an interview. Winners were announced after the show, and all garments will be on display at the fair.

The review kicked off events leading up to the Douglas County 4-H Fair, Aug. 3 to Aug. 8. The dog show and the shooting competition will be held today.

-- Felicia Haynes' phone message number is 832-7173. Her e-mail address is fhaynes@ljworld.com.

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