Oohs and aahs could be heard as several models showed some of the latest Florida summer fashions in Lehigh last week.
Twelve local women displayed some of the latest fashion styles at the fourth annual Fountaincrest Fashion Show held May 8 at the independent living complex on Taylor Extension, off of Homestead Road.
A crowd of 150 or more attended, including residents of Fountaincrest and the public. The fashion show was free.
Denise Talt was the first model at the fashion show at Fountaincrest.
The fashion show was presented by Anthony's Ladies Apparel in Fort Myers. The moderator from the store was Debera Ruff with Barbara Briggs, also from the store, on hand to help the models change into several outfits.
Models entered the large dining room where they strutted their new fashions and weaved their way throughout the dining room so visitors could get a closer look at their outfits.
Denise Talt, the director of Fountaincrest, helped to organize the fashion show that draws larger crowds each year. She was also one of the models.
Other models included Midge Uhlar, Earla Miller, Ingrid Ludscheidt, Betty Ryder, Elizabeth Stone, Mary Ellen Norton, Hallie Jerome, Anna Hughes, Sally Carman, Debbie Whiteaker and Sue Fulmer.
There were refreshments and wine for those who attended. Violinist George Unverzagt of Lehigh provided music during the fashion show and Ralph Boettger of Lehigh sang several favorites tunes.
The show seemed a success as visitors got an upclose look at the fashions. Many took photos of the models with their cell phones.
Martha Thrower of Lehigh, one of those who attended, said she enjoyed the show.
"I think it is a fantastic show," she said.
Harriett Esxtert, who said she has just moved to Lehigh Acres, said she thought the show as "just great."
"I really enjoyed it."
Fountaincrest Director Renee Talt said they plan to continue to fashion show every spring because of its popularity.
All the women who attended were given a free Mother's Day gift. The dining room was so filled with visitors that many sat in the entrance to the facility and some sat on the steps.
"We enjoy doing this every year and Anthony's Ladies Apparel has always done such a great presentation.
"I think those who came really enjoyed themselves. The new fashions were beautiful and the prices cited by the moderator were very fair," Talt said.