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Work it, girls: Catholic Daughters showcase great looks for great causes

Now here's the right way to runway.

The Catholic Daughters Fall Style Show goes above and beyond a typical fashion show - not only showcasing the latest styles, but also raising money for local charities.

The style show is the big-gest fundraiser of the year for Court St. Rita, the local chapter of the Minnesota Catholic Daughters, which in turn is part of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Emilee Olstad, Regent of Court St. Rita, said the local court has about 70 members, though not all are active. Members come from St. Henry's, St. Lawrence and Sacred Heart churches.

In addition to the annual style show, the court holds twice-yearly blood drives, sells gummy bears for Habi-tat for Humanity, holds a graduation breakfast every May, plans a Valentine's Day party at the nursing home every February, supports local schools and much more.

Proceeds from the style show will go to the Perham Food Shelf, Habitat for Hu-manity, Parade of Lights and other community causes and activities.

This year's show will be decorated with the theme of 'Let it Snow.'

Local retailers will feature fall fashions available only at their stores: these include Nadine's, Richter's Men's Wear, Elegance, the Perham Memorial Gift Shop, and Ma's Little Red Barn, which will be doing a costume show.

There will also be a brunch, silent auction items and door prizes.

"You're not only sup-porting a lot of good chari-ties, but it's a great time," said Olstad.

The show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Mulligan's in Perham. Brunch will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the show im-mediately following.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door, or in advance at Nadine's.

Formed in 1903, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest organizations of Catholic women. Court St. Rita is the third oldest court in Minnesota and the first court in northern Minnesota. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:15 p.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Perham. It is open to Catholic women 18 and older. For more information about the organization, call Olstad at 346-4240.