The 14 Models for the 2012 Carpathia Frauengruppe Fall
Fashion Show: left to right, back row: Resi Gerber, Irene Dietz, MaryAnn
Virchow, Karin Schwalbe, Ann Szymanski, and Mellissa Morelli; front row:
Stefi Schultz, Kathy Schuck, Inge Pfropper, Anna Marie Tittjung, Mary
Stefan, Marie Eppich, Katharina Schwager, and Terry Foster.
Sterling Heights - On Wednesday, the 17th of October, the
Carpathia Frauengruppe (Ladies Group) hosted their annual Fall Fashion Show
at the Carpathia Hall in Sterling Heights. Nearly 200 guests, including 3
tables of Red Hat Ladies and even a table of gentlemen, filled main hall for
the popular afternoon event. Those who attended were treated to a delicious
luncheon, followed by the latest fall fashions provided by Dress Barn of
Utica, as well as a raffle of donated prizes that included everything from
potted mums to bottles of wine and gift cards.
Before lunch was served at just past noon, guests had the opportunity to
mingle or enjoy a drink from the bar, which was tended by Carsten Grotloh.
After a welcome greeting from Frauengruppe Leiterin Irene Dietz, Carpathia
Manager Karen Beattie called tables to lunch buffets set up on either side
of the hall. The delicious prepared by lead cook Rosa Grusling and her team
included Carpathia’s famous chicken Schnitzel, as well as oven roasted
potatoes, a vegetable medley of broccoli and cauliflower, and a salad of
mixed greens. After lunch, guests were treated to a dessert that consisted
of a slice of tart lemon layer cake and fresh-brewed coffee.
The afternoon’s program started with the introduction of Lynn Burns and
Stephanie Clement, representatives from the Dress Barn, located on Hall Road
in Utica. Fourteen Carpathia Club members, including Irene Dietz, Inge
Pfropper, Mary Ann Virchow, Resi Gerber, Karin Schwalbe, Kathy Schuck, Stefi
Schultz, Melissa Morelli, Mary Stefan, Marie Eppich, Terry Foster, Anna
Marie Tittjung, Ann Szymanski, and Katharina Schwager, then modeled the
latest trends in fall fashion.
The models started off the show with casual outfits they selected for
themselves, including jeans, casual slacks, layering t-shirts, jackets, and
sweaters. As each model entered the hall and walked around the dance floor,
Lynn Burns from the Dress Barn described the various pieces and provided the
cost of the outfit. Models then walked around the guest tables on either
side of the hall so guests could get a closer view of each outfit.
Following the display of casual wear, models entered the hall wearing career
wear separates, including suits, slacks, blazers, and sweaters. After a
short break to allow the models to change, they entered wearing beautiful
evening fashions, including dresses of various lengths as well as two-piece
After the completion of the evening wear display, all of the models lined up
in front of the stage, where Irene Dietz gave them each a small thank you
bouquet. Guests showed their appreciation by giving all of the models a
hearty round of applause. Bouquets and special thanks were also given to
Lynn Burns and Stephanie Clement of the Dress Barn by Irene Dietz.
Throughout the afternoon, members of the Frauengruppe sold tickets for the
final event of the afternoon – the raffle. Guests lined up their tickets
and Irene Dietz called numbers in quick succession, as ladies from the
Frauengruppe delivered the various prizes to the lucky winners. By three in
the afternoon, Fashion Show 2012 had drawn to a close. The annual event was
a great success. To see additional information about upcoming events at the
Carpathia Club, visit our web site at www.carpathiaclub.com.