Ecumenical Senior Center Hosts Fashion Show on a Shoestring Budget

KALAMAZOO — Ecumenical Senior Center (ESC) is hosting its Fashion Show on Shoestring Budget on Saturday, Aug. 24, with the fashion show from 4 to 5:30 p.m., followed by a dance until 8 p.m.

Contestants will show two outfits, one formal and one casual, spending no more than $30 total, which includes accessories. Each guest to the event will be given a ballot to vote for their choice of best outfits and overall presentation.

“This is a unique twist on a long tradition of fashion shows at the Ecumenical Senior Center,” says Executive Director Tim Barnes. “Who knows how to shop on a shoestring budget better than seniors. Join us and vote on your favorite contestants while supporting a great cause.”

The event is open to people of all ages.

Tickets for the fundraising event, to be held at ESC on 702 North Burdick Street in Kalamazoo, are $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets are available by calling the ESC at 269-381-9750, by going online at
or at the door. For those unable to attend, ESC is encouraging supporters to purchase tickets and donate them back to ESC to allow a greater number of seniors to attend the event.

Sponsorships to support the event are still available, ranging from $100 to $1,000.

All proceeds support the ESC and their continued efforts to engage the community in promoting positive aging to the senior population living in and around Kalamazoo.

Ecumenical Senior Center, with the motto to “engage with community and enhance quality of life,” is a multi-faceted senior activity center with a focus on providing support for disadvantaged seniors in Kalamazoo. It’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of services, resources, and activities to enhance the quality of the lives of older citizens. Learn more at

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