Bright summer colors and flowing skirts were the focus of Oxford’s Leisure Lifestyles Fashion Show. Leisure Lifestyles is a group dedicated to providing recreational opportunities to residents over 50.
This year’s event was a sell-out with more than 100 people attending the show at the Powerhouse.
Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Director Wayne Andrews says the Council partnered with the group to help raise money for an important segment of the city’s population.
“The Leisure Lifestyle community, which is the 50-plus community, which is rapidly growing in Oxford,” says Andrews.
Leisure Lifestyles Administrator Kris Brasher says seniors love the opportunity to get out and be a part of the community.
“They like to get out of the house. You had food involved, that always helps. They knew we were going to be doing the raffles. We had a lot of good prizes this year for that,” says Brasher.
In addition to a luncheon, attendees purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win all kinds of prizes. From lamps to make-up, art to Ole Miss gear, lucky winners took home the loot.
The organization partners with the Oxford Parks Commission, holding weekly events for retirees. Activities include total body fitness, nighttime yoga, aerobic exercise, ‘dancing with a twist’, line dancing, and ‘art with a kick’.
Annually, the group has two big fundraisers; this is the second year for the fashion show and raffle.
Story Contributed by: Madalyn Bierster and Ashley Muller.