These young ladies were among the 50 models who volunteered their time to participate in Jackson County Broadcasting’s second edition of its Prom & Bridal Show. Pictured (from the left) are: Alisa Gilman, Shelly Fry, Jessica Coy, Brooke Creech, and Aislyn Rafferty. A crowd of approximately 300 attended this event, which was presented as a community and business service by Jackson County Broadcasting, Inc. (The Radio and The Telegram). (Telegram Photo By Pete Wilson)
Although they were greatly outnumbered by the female models, these four Jackson High School boys more than held their own as models in the Prom & Bridal Show held Sunday afternoon at Jackson High School. From the left are: Billy Cooper, Johnny Farley, Race McLaughlin, and Quinnton Haislop.
On a bitterly cold January afternoon, heartwarming visions of spring proms and summer weddings abounded in the Jackson High School Commons.
A crowd of approximately 300 turned out Sunday afternoon for Jackson County Broadcasting Inc.'s (JCBI) Prom and Bridal Show. This is the second annual show for JCBI which is the parent company for the Radio and The Telegram. JCBI Events Coordinator Debbie Biggs planned and organized the event with the assistance of JCBI staffers. Sponsors who stepped up to support the event were: Geiger Brothers, Peoples Bank, Peoples Insurance, Sheward-Fulks Insurance, and Jones-Stephenson Insurance Agency.
The featured attraction was a large and impressive fashion show conducted by Andrea's of Jackson. The show featured 50 young models from Jackson, Vinton and Pike counties showing off some of the store's top selections in prom and bridal-party fashions while JCBI's own Amanda Crabtree provided the narration.
The Prom & Bridal Show also featured an exhibit area where vendors offering wedding and other events-related services had the opportunity to meet prospective customers and pitch their products and services. Participating vendors were: Sun Spot Tanning, the Ohio University Inn, Quality Inn and Days Inn of Jackson, Burr Oak Lodge, Jenna Roush Cakes, Buckwild Entertainment, the Smith Flower Shop, Soundblast DJ, Class A Sounds, and Love Winx.
Admission to the show was free and all those attending received a free wedding planner booklet prepared by The Telegram and they had the chance to win valuable door prizes offered by JCBI and the vendors. The two grand prizes -- ski lift tickets and the rental of skis at Timberline Four Seasons Resort in West Virginia -- were won by Leanna Adkins and Katherine Ridenour.