Westminster at Lake Ridge Invites ‘Shoppers’ to Upcoming Fashion Show and Bazaar

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Lake Ridge, VA–October 7, 2014–Two special shopping events are coming up at a local retirement community in Lake Ridge. In October, a thrift fashion show plus sale and in November, a handcrafts Bazaar with vendor fair. With fall and winter holidays approaching, these Westminster at Lake Ridge events are a good opportunity for bargain hunters to begin their search for unique gifts and resale fashions.

The Encore Fashion Show and Sale will be held Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7:00pm-9:00pm. The free event features casual, business, and dressy fashions modeled by Westminster staff. The fashions will be for sale at the end of the event. The fashion event will also feature a jewelry sale and a fun Chinese auction where raffle ticket buyers enter to win prizes. The event is open to the public and the admission is free. The Encore Shop is staffed by volunteers. Over the years sales from the resale shop have raised over $250,000 to benefit the non-profit retirement community. Encore Shop proceeds built the new aviary, purchased flat screen TVs and furniture to enhance the beauty and comfort of community residents.

On Friday Nov. 7, 1:00pm-6:00pm, the annual Westminster at Lake Ridge Handicrafts Bazaar, Bake Sale and Vendor Fair is expected to be a shopping extravaganza. Crafters have been working on projects all year that will be offered for sale. Traditional hand crafts such as knitted items, Fall & holiday décor wreathes, centerpieces, ornaments will help shoppers get ready for the season. Favorite home baked goods will also be offered in the Bake Sale. The Vendor Fair will feature Silpada jewelry and Thirty One bags, and other local small business owners who can help make gift giving a joy.

Proceeds from the Bazaar will make it possible for Santa to bring gift bags for the Prince William Boys and Girls Club at the annual Christmas party hosted by Westminster at Lake Ridge. The other half of the proceeds will support the Westminster at Lake Ridge Residents Supporting Fund. The Bazaar is open to the public and free to attend.

Parking is provided in the large lot to the left of the main entrance. Visitors are welcome to park in any space not marked Reserved.

“We welcome visitors to join us for one or both of these fun events! Our members have donated or made many of these items, and it will be their delight to see them find a good home,” says Susan Lasher, Director of Life Enrichment.

Westminster at Lake Ridge is a Continuing Care Retirement Community located next to the historic, riverside Town of Occoquan, Virginia just across the river from Fairfax County and 30 minutes from Washington, D.C. Residents enjoy wellness and lifelong learning opportunities, the choice of maintenance-free cottage or apartment living, housekeeping, dining, parking, transportation and on-site amenities all in a beautiful, wooded campus environment featuring two ponds, gardens and trails to the Occoquan River. Visit wlrva.org for more information, or call 703-496-3440.

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