Fashion Show at St.Demetriosin Limelight

(HCS) SACO, Maine--On Thursday, May 4, 2006, the St.Fotini Ladies' Society ofSt. Demetrios GreekOrthodox Church held its annual fashion show featuring the spring and summer collections ofSaco BayClassics and Alphie's Men's Clothing. It was a complete sellout once again, with more than 150 persons attended this elegant affair, coming from throughout Maine and New Hampshire. The local chapter of the ladies' Red Hat Society also attended, filling the hall with their colorful, trademark hats.

Ushers and waitstaff at the fashion show: (back row,
left to right) Steve Boucouvales, Paul Setzer, John
Caras, Sam Anagnostis, PaulMcDowell; (front row,
left to right) Bruce Pomerleau, Chris Hadiaris,Tom
Carr (photo suppled by Fashion Show Committee)

Saco BayClassics and Alphie's presented a number of fashionable ensembles, from casually elegant to evening wear and swimsuits. Many of the ladies' pieces featured luxurious fabrics like silks and chiffons with exquisite detail-work. Ensembles featured in the show demonstrated their suitability for a wide range of ages and shapes.

The Fashion Show Committee, made up of Rhoda Conley,Helen Spirounias, and Vici Pomerleau, headed up by President Daphne Rioux, received rave reviews about the lines of clothing and scrumptious, gourmet dinner. Wait staff doubled as ushers, dressed in black-and-white tuxedoes: Sam Anagnostis, Steve Boucouvales, JohnCaras, Paul McDowell, and Paul Seltzer, Sam Anagnostis, Bruce Pomerleau, Chris Hadiaris, and Tom Carr.

Volunteers from the community modeled the elegant and stylish clothing, including some of the ushers. Among them were Paul McDowell, John Anagnostis,Sophia Ifantides, Michelle Boucouvales, Zaffie Hadiaris, Nicholas Nashi, James Vanites, and KathrynKarvelas.

The event committee also planned and prepared the sumptuous three-course dinner. Tuxedoed waitstaff served patrons a favorite recipe of Rhodicia's Catering: Chicken Wrapped withFilo. This tasty entree featured chicken with mushroom, onion, and feta cheese--all wrapped in light filo dough pastry and topped with a mushroom and wine sauce. Buttered carrots with basil and rice finished out the main dish. Following the salad and entree, patrons feasted on galatoboureko, a traditional Greek custard topped with filo dough and honey.

Saco Bay Classics is located at 260 Main Street in Saco (Maine). Some of the leading brands of fine ladies' wear carried by the store are Geiger, Dale of Norway, Sigrid Olsen, David Brooks, Painted Pony, Vera Bradley, Reed Sportswear,Rainforest Collection, Enro, Madison Trader, and Paradise Found. Visit the store's website at the URL or phone directly for more information.

Alphie's of Saco features "clothing for men of all ages." Also located in Saco (15 Pepperell Sq., Saco, ME 04072, 207-571-8557, fax 207-571-8242), Alphie's is a full-service store for men. Clients can order custom-made shirts, as well as ready-made suits and tuxedoes. The proprietor,Troy Alphie Nadeau, states "As a small business owner I am proud to have the ability to actually listen to my customers and figure out what their needs really are." For more information, contact the store directly by phone (207-571-8557) or email, or visit their website at

As testimony to the success of the annual fashion show, reservations were made immediately by a number of patrons for next year's event!

(Posting date 29 June 2006)

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