|YWCA holds 2nd Meals and Heels|
|Monday, March 04, 2013 9:52 AM|
VAN WERT — On Friday, the YWCA of Van Wert hosted the second annual Meals and Heels luncheon in celebration of Women’s History Month. The event brought in a diverse group of women of all ages and backgrounds from throughout the Van Wert community. Many women came sporting their high heels in support of the event.
With a donation of $10, each attendee enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by the YWCA including soup and a croissant sandwich. Each woman was also entered into a raffle and left with a goody bag filled by local women with a variety of female-specific items.
“We are here to celebrate Women’s History Month,” said YWCA Program Assistant Katie Sidle. “We believe in it and want to preserve it. It is important that we remember the past in order to continue building upon our future.”
These women gathered together to honor the achievements of women such as the right to vote and the right for women to be in the workplace. The event featured a “Trends of the Century” fashion show to focus on the progress of women throughout the decades through the evolution of their clothing trends. One woman showcased an outfit worn by her own mother in the 1920s. A six-month-old was the youngest model and wore an original outfit worn by her mother as a child.
The gathering of women also took a moment to discuss each decade and the memorable trends and fads that they remember from that time period. Event-goers also reflected on the look of women today. In 2013, less is more is no longer the trend as women noted that the pairing of many prints and colors together is becoming the new look.
The decorated tables for the luncheon were each sponsored by local organizations that offer services to women. Door prizes were also donated by local businesses and residents. Door prizes included a variety of handbags and purses, a basket containing wooden cutouts of Van Wert’s downtown buildings, gift certificates and $10 Chamber bucks to be spent at local businesses.
The YWCA is hopeful that this event will continue on for a third year and into the future as they had a large turnout and support from the Van Wert community for Friday’s luncheon event.