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July 9, 2014

Event to feature fashions Sunday in Charlestown

CHARLESTOWN — The annual Showcase of Fashions, sponsored by the Clark County Extension Homemakers and Purdue Extension/Clark County, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, at the Community Building on the Clark County 4-H Fairgrounds, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.

The contest is for individuals who sew and are interested in competing at the county and state level. The state contest is held in conjunction with the Indiana State Fair, which is held in August each year.

 The showcase is open to all Clark County residents. Categories include: family outfits; dresses; coats or suits; separates; my choice; sewing for others/children’s garments (infants to 5 years); sewing for others/children’s garments (children ages 6-12); sewing for others/teen garments (teen ages 13-17); sewing for others/adult over 18; wedding gowns: bridesmaids or formalwear; embellished with hand or machine embroidery.

  The county-only (not eligible for state fair competition) categories include creative touch to ready-wear; wearable art. The divisions are nonprofessional seamstresses and professional seamstresses.  Garments modeled must have been made after Sept. 1, 2013.

 Entry forms are available at the Purdue Extension Office in Clark County. Questions should be directed to Joyce Dickson, contest chairman, 812-294-4087 or Nancy Hudson, HHS Extension Educator at 812-256-4591. Entry forms are due Thursday, July 10.

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