Fashion Show offers fun, friendship, fashion


More than 200 women attended the Canyon Lake Woman’s Club annual Fashion Show last week in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. Attendees enjoyed fun, friendship and fashion. The Fashion Show is the club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, raising a majority of the $30,000 to $50,000 the club gives to local charities and in the form of scholarships to Canyon Lake students.

More than modeling clothes, the Fashion Show models friendships and fundraising. Friendships are formed and strengthened through the countless hours the women spend working together to prepare for this grand event. The elements of the show that help the club raise money are the pre-parties leading up the show, ticket sales, silent auction, raffles, door prizes and grand prizes.

This year’s “Sensational Seventies” themed show featured a catered lunch, door prizes, opportunity drawing for baskets valued at $200 or more, silent auction and five grand prize drawings worth $500 each.

Rose Marie Hand, Bonnie Wade, Karen Wallace and Vicki Young served as this year’s co-chairs.

For the modeling part of the show, Bonnie Carnagey served as chair, Sue Bonner served as co-chair and Beverly Willard served as model advisor.

Models walked the runway in fashions provided by Chico’s, Dress Barn, Gypsy Sunset, and Canyon Lake Pro Shop. Makeup was provided by Kimberly Nichols of Studio One Salon. The set was designed by Daryl Frances and Margaret Dombay.

Entertainment was provided by local DJ and entertainer Aprile DeAnne.

Lisa Beckett, Charlene Foreman, Diane Harbort, Sandie Humphries and Lyne Hall each won $500 cash in the grand prize drawings.

Now that the Fashion Show is wrapped up, the club is gearing up for its 4th annual Mermaid Festival on June 23 at Indian Beach. The club is accepting sponsorships and items for the opportunity drawing.

This year’s grand prize drawing includes a Lily Pad. The “Mermaid” will be selling tickets out and about in Canyon Lake and at Canyon Lake’s first Taco Tuesday of the season at Sunset Beach. For more information about the Mermaid Festival, visit the club’s Mermaid Festival Facebook page at CLWC Mermaid Festival

Formed 45 years ago, the Woman’s Club is one of the oldest, largest and most active groups in the community. The women meet monthly on the third Wednesday in the Holiday Bay Room at the lodge. Vendor hour is from 9 to 10 a.m.; meeting begins at 10 a.m. Lunch is $14. For lunch reservations, contact Vicki Young at 951-733-3673 or email Karen Wallace at For membership information, contact Kathy Ray at 858-449-7297 or For more information, visit the club’s website at