Sunday, August 9, the Arbor Room at the La Mesa Community Services complex was rocking to the music of the band Ramshackle and hot fashions provided by several East County boutiques and modeled by an enthusiastic group of current and former Miss La Mesas and Santees and their Teen counterparts.
Models wait for their turn to go on
The event started at 2:00 pm with a Silent Auction, Opportunity Drawing, and Dessert Reception. Among the items up for auction were flower arrangements, jewelry, tickets to local attractions, gift baskets, a chance to be a Charger Girl for a Day, and a beautiful print of a tiger in the snow. The Opportunity Drawing was for two special necklaces, one donated by Michael’s Jewelers of Santee and the other by Golden Artistry of La Mesa. The money for these two items went to benefit Santee Santas and La Mesa’s Peter Pan Junior Theater. All other proceeds went toward the Miss La Mesa and Miss Santee scholarship funds.
Opportunity Drawing Winners
This was a true community effort, with support from both the La Mesa and Santee Chambers of Commerce and Mayors Art Madrid (La Mesa) and Randy Voepel (Santee). Many of the businesses providing auction items or desserts were also from the East County. Outfits for the show were provided by Sara’s Selections, Old Navy(Santee), Act II, Sentimental Fashions, Girls Fashionably Late, and PreVue– all from La Mesa, El Cajon, and Santee. Even the band Ramshackle is based in Santee.
The day was hosted by current Miss Santees and La Mesas, Sierra Billock and Stephanie Packard, and their Miss Teens, Nicole Ehlke (Santee) and Katarina Schweitzer (La Mesa). Sierra Billock was also one of the minds behind the idea of a fund raising fashion show and the special fund drawing that went to support Santee Santas and Peter Pan Theater. The pageants are fortunate to have such an active, enthusiastic representative. Another major player in the event was Alexandra Kuty, the Pageant Producer and a former Miss La Mesa (2000). Congratulations to all involved for a great job.
On the Runway