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University hosts historic fashion show on Oct. 2

Posted 09/17/14

Fitchburg in FashionThe Fitchburg 250 Committee will present Fitchburg in Fashion, a fashion show and fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The show will celebrate over 100 years of fashion, with models garbed in outfits that date from 1900 to the present. Fitchburg in Fashion will be hosted by Fitchburg State University in the Athletics and Recreation Center at 130 North St., Fitchburg. Guests will enjoy hot appetizers by Chartwells Catering and there will also be a cash bar.

The fashions have been provided by sponsor Ernie Maguy of Windmill Florist, who has invested many months in researching the show and gathering the collection. All of the fashions were collected in Fitchburg and Central Massachusetts; they demonstrate the many elegant looks that Fitchburg’s men and women wore during those decades. The parade of styles will be accompanied by music, with an historical comments presented by attorney Deborah Phillips.

Tickets are $40 per person, and may be purchased in advance at the Fitchburg Historical Society, Slattery’s, DeBonis and Davin Florist, Mill #3, Shack’s, Homestead Primitives, Elliott’s Jewelers, Fitchburg Mayor’s Office and Windmill Florist. The monies raised will be contributed to a Fitchburg charity serving the victims of domestic violence, and a portion will support the Fitchburg 250 masquerade gala on Saturday, Oct. 25. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, call the Fitchburg Historical Society at (978) 345-1157, email, or visit the event's Facebook page. Parking at the event is free.

Sponsors of Fitchburg in Fashion include Ernie Maguy and Windmill Florist, Fitchburg State University, Christian Party Supply, Leo and Joy Gould, Chartwells Food Services, DJ Mega Jam and Scott Pryor.

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