Area women plan ‘Little Black Dresses’ fundraiser on Sept. 22

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 10:12 PM
Winners of last year’s Little Black Dress review were Carol Campbell, Rena Wilson, Holly Cruser, Barbara Cover and Karen Noak. The event was held at the historic Bauer House in Mancos.

The Mancos Valley Historical Society and the Bank of Colorado present “Little Black Dresses” on Sept. 22 at the home of Teri and Drew Simmons near Mancos.

The women’s event will feature hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a dress review with prizes and local music. It starts at 7 p.m.

Any local woman may participate in the review, with prizes in categories including Vintage Evening Wear, Itty Bitty Black Dress, South of the Border, My Favorite Little Black Dress, Audrey Hepburn Look-alikes and Elegant Hats. Participants can enter more than one category.

Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.

Cost is $20 at the door, with proceeds going to the Historical Society’s museum fund.

Tickets are available for advance purchase at the Mancos Visitors Center.

All area women are welcome.

“Dresses need not be black,” said Historical Society President Linda Simmons.

“It is all about a ladies’ evening out, dressing up and having fun. Any color or style of evening wear is appropriate.”

The Simmons house is at the intersection of County Roads J and 39 west of Mancos.

Signs will be posted to assist arrivals.

Last year, the event attracted about 40 women and raised more than $1,000 for the museum fund.

Winners of last year’s dress review were:

Little Black Dress: Holly Cruser, first place; Carol Campbell, runner-up.Historic Dress: Barbara Cover.Audrey Hepburn Look-alike: Karen Noak, first place; Rena Wilson, runner-up.