Three generations of models at Legion event

Three generations were among the models at the Coon Rapids American Legion Auxiliary’s eighth annual spring style show, lunch and silent auction Saturday.

Models in the Coon Rapids American Legion Auxiliary style show with Raleen Tolzmann, Minnesota American Legion Auxiliary president, and Shaaron Barnes, 10th District American Legion president. Front row, left to right: Jean Forbord, Tolzmann, Barnes, Helen Steffen, Arlene Wilson, Flora Ellefson, Anne Steffen, Julia Dahl. Back row, left to right: Tina Wilson, Joyce Semmel, Carole Ruth, Briana Flooding, Linda Thompson, Sara Steffen, Becca Wichlen and Diane Bohlman.

Models in the Coon Rapids American Legion Auxiliary style show with Raleen Tolzmann, Minnesota American Legion Auxiliary president, and Shaaron Barnes, 10th District American Legion president. Front row, left to right: Jean Forbord, Tolzmann, Barnes, Helen Steffen, Arlene Wilson, Flora Ellefson, Anne Steffen, Julia Dahl. Back row, left to right: Tina Wilson, Joyce Semmel, Carole Ruth, Briana Flooding, Linda Thompson, Sara Steffen, Becca Wichlen and Diane Bohlman.

Not only was Auxiliary President Helen Steffen a model, but so were her daughter, Anne Steffen, and granddaughters Julia Dahl and Sara Steffen.

They joined Arlene Wilson, Lavonne Hayes, Carole Ruth, Flora Ellefson, Diane Bohlman, Jean Forbord, Tina Wilson, Linda Thompson, Briana Flooding and Becca Wichlen in modeling clothes from the Dress Barn and Maurices at Riverdale with jewelry accessories by lia sophia.

Some 120 people were in attendance.

Proceeds from the Swing Into Spring Fashions event went to American Legion Auxiliary programs to benefit veterans and their families.

Special guests were Rayleen Tolzmann, Minnesota American Legion Auxiliary president, and Shaaron Barnes, 10th District president.

Thompson, Coon Rapids American Legion Auxiliary member and past state president, was emcee, while Bohlman and Ellefson co-chaired the event.

Lunch comprised chicken salad supreme, croissant, fresh fruit, pistachio cake, coffee and punch.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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