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Ledger Ruesch sports a pajama set on the runway in a previous fashions show.

By Meg Rhoades

Special to The Ely Times

With the holidays fast approaching life seems to speed up.

There are meals to plan, presents to wrap, baking to be done and parties to attend. It seems as though each year time flies faster and faster.

We find ourselves standing in the living room staring blankly at empty boxes, tatters of wrapping paper laying on the floor and wondering where the last month went.

What happened to the plans to get together with family and friends for some quality time? Wasn’t it just the other day we were telling someone “Let’s get together for lunch. I really need to take a break.”

This holiday season the Holiday Fashion Show committee would like to offer you the opportunity to do just that.

All with an added bonus of supporting a wonderful cause that brings help to children in our community every month.  The 10th Annual Holiday Fashion Show will be held Nov. 25.

All proceeds from this year’s fashion show will again go to the CACH program. CACH (Committee Against Child Hunger) has been working diligently to provide over 700 “weekend backpacks” filled with 1,000 calories a day of nutritious foods that the children can prepare themselves.

The program is currently providing backpacks to David E. Norman, McGill Elementary, Steptoe Valley High School, White Pine Middle School, Learning Bridge Charter School and Head Start.

The Bristlecone Convention Center will be decorated to provide backdrop for local merchants to highlight some of the great holiday shopping opportunities offered right here at home.

Participants this year include Hometown Shopko, Andy’s Western Wear, Family Dollar, Economy Drug, C&B Auto, Lu La Roe by Brittney Carter, This & That, Sportsworld, Bend the Trend Leggings and Long Golf.

Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch is served at noon and the fashion show follows dessert.

There will be silent auction items, raffles and a wide variety of door prizes. Tickets are $25 through Nov. 17 and $30 after that date. You can get your tickets at the Bristlecone Convention Center, 150 Sixth St. Seating is limited. Don’t miss out on this wonderful afternoon!