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Spring Fling fashion show set Thursday

Prepare for a stroll down the boardwalk when the Lawton area Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary holds its annual style show "It's a Spring Fling," Thursday at the Great Plains Technology Center's Worley Center. 

This year's fling is based on the Monopoly inspired theme "On the Boardwalk."

The style show marks the Women's Auxiliary's only fundraiser for the year. The money raised during the show goes to supporting things like the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs, as well as the annual angel tree.

Susan Nance is serving in her second year as the style show chairwoman.

"I'm learning as I go, I have more experience this year than I did last year," Nance said.

The style show brings in between $6,000 and $8,000 a year for the club. Nance and her fellow Auxiliary members are hoping to replicate the success of last year's event, in which they brought in around $9,000 before expenses. 

"We had a big year last year," Nance said. "This year, we printed off 230 tickets and sold out almost immediately. Last year, we probably only gave out 180 tickets total. It's been unbelievable this year."

The afternoon will feature a luncheon followed by a style show with casual, business and formal wear on display. The clothing is provided courtesy of Dillards and The Hayloft.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items before the show and enter to win door prizes throughout the day. Some of the items up for auction include painting classes, a recliner and gift certificates to local businesses.

Putting a show of this size together is hard work, according to Nance, but she has a good support system.

"The Auxiliary is a great group of ladies, they go all in. We have ladies that take care of the models, the food and the decorations, it just takes all the weight off of me honestly," Nance said.

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