by Melissa McGavock


The Women’s Service League of Hood County, a chapter of The Salvation Army paid it forward on Tuesday, February 10th, 2015. Held at De Cordova Bend Country Club, in the form of a fashion show, advocates selected from area non-profits strolled the runway. Clothing, jewelry, handbags, scarves and other accessories were all provided by local retailers. During the show, the crowd was invited to participate in a silent auction, as well as vote for their favorite fashion ensemble. The model who received the most votes was awarded with a donation to the nonprofit they represented. The winner of this year’s event was Brigitte Eichler of the Rainbow Room, dressed by Jeans Crossing Boutique. Please see below for a full list of nonprofits and area participants.


This is the second annual event of its kind in Hood County. Proud sponsors include Pam Knieper with Knieper Real Estate and Janet Hanna with Edward Jones. Both fun and successful, this is a tremendous effort put forth by the Women’s Service League of Hood County and a fine example of how local businesses can come together for the greater good of the community. Many kudos to the Area Chapter President, Anita Branstetter, the Event Chair, Chloe Steinhagen, as well as the many wonderful and talented members of the League.

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[in alphabetical order]

Boys & Girls Club of Hood County

Dressed by Red on the Square

Model | Brenda Hyde


Brazos Pregnancy Clinic

Dressed by Cato

Model | Penny Paff


Christian Women’s Job Corp

Dressed by Christina’s

Model | Jeannie Humphrey


Habitat for Humanity

Dressed by Stuff ‘n Nonsense

Model | Andrea Bauer


Children’s Charity Fund

Dressed by NRS All Things Western

Model | Joe Rhodes


Hood Co Committee on Aging

Dressed by Rhinestone Ranch Boutique

Model | Angel Krzemiski


Mission Granbury

Dressed by Bealls

Model | Dexter Duke


Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center

Dressed by Jezebelle’s

Model | Sherry Williams


Rainbow Room

Dressed by Jeans Crossing Boutique

Model | Brigitte Eichler


Ruth’s Place

Dressed by Gypsy Chicks

Model | Ruby Rickgauer



Photography courtesy of enVision Creative Services