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B'ville: Canton fashions Saturday

There has been a lot of buzz about inter-municipal cooperation. Now, one of greater Baldwinsville's most successful examples of cooperation, Canton Woods Senior Center, is following the lead.

This weekend, Canton Woods Senior Center will join the Golden Legacy Activities Association to bring the community a fashion show fundraiser to help raise funds for the center's 30th anniversary celebration this June.

"This is the first time that Golden Legacy and Canton Woods have done anything together," said Terry Stamp, the assistant director at Canton Woods. "When I went to their open house last fall, I realized that they had a very, very small community room, and told their association representatives that if they wanted to collaborate some time, I was willing. They called me about the fashion show a few months ago and we put it together from there."

Golden Legacy is a newly constructed senior housing development off of Meigs Road. Dot Meyer, a member of the GL association, suggested the fashion show after seeing it done at her church for a fundraiser. Meyer called Jillian Dunn, the manager at the Dress Barn, and asked if they would be willing to do the show. Dunn agreed.

"The Dress Barn does the show at no cost," Stamp said. "We will have 10 models who will show two outfits each."

Senior women will model outfits during the three-hour event that will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday April 26 at Canton Woods Senior Center. There will be music, home-made baked goods, hot appetizers and coffee, tea, and punch. The event is open to the entire community with tickets available for $8 a piece.

"I hope some people that have never seen Canton Woods come to the show and see our great facility," Stamp said. "I also hope that it is a success so that Canton Woods and Golden Legacy can establish a long-term relationship, which will result in every new resident of Golden Legacy becoming a member of Canton Woods. Golden Legacy has been a gold mine as far as finding seniors who want to participate and join the center."

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