Out on a whim
Thursday, 7th March, 2013
By Emily Roberts
Locals turned up in droves to support last night's St Pat's Fashion Parade, which proved a hit.
The Fashion Parade almost didn't go ahead until the BH Quota Club stepped in to run the event after long-time organiser Dana Farcich was forced to pull out.
BH Quota Club president, Helen Sforcina said this year's parade was "ultimately a fashion parade with a whimsical feel".
She said the event had run smoothly.
"Everything has been running perfectly, I am very happy and it appears to be running smoothly out there," she said.
"They couldn't have been any better we are so grateful for all the models and dancers for coming to the fore at such short notice."
Mrs Sforcina said the crowd appeared to be a good size and there was a good mix of men and women in the audience.
She said the night had a strong St Pat's theme.
"We had a St Pat's theme with the horse, picnic table and cup," she said.
"We were hoping to tie it in, with the first act - with a magical theme with fairies, leprechauns and following it on in the second half."
Mrs Sforcina said she was grateful for all the help provided for the night.
"I am thankful for all the help everyone has been so supportive it has been great," she said.
The performers also proved a big hit, with Silver City Dance Academy students as well as all the models who ranged from female to male in all ages.
St Pat's Race Club President, Marg Corradini thanked to the Quota Club.
"We had thoughts a couple of weeks ago that we couldn't hold the fashion parade tonight.
"(But) with their help and the help of their fantastic workers it went ahead."
Mrs Corradini also thanked all the patrons of the event.
"I also feel honoured to the ladies and gentlemen that supported us and year after year, help us to sell this function out," she said.