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Ladies' Night at Mooreland Free Fair

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Amy Brumley had a blast modeling on the runway during the RaeLyn Rose Boutique fashion show Wednesday.
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Darby Williams, left, models a black and white striped dress during the Ladies’ Night Fashion Show at the Mooreland Free Fair. All the clothes modeled Wednesday are available at RaeLyn Rose Boutique in New Castle.
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Jeff Burchett runs the booth outside the Mooreland Fair Entertainment Pavilion before the fashion show started. Besides clothing and accessories, RaeLyn Rose also offerscomical gifts like socks with unique sayings and sassy potholders.

By TRAVIS WEIK - tweik@thecouriertimes.com

The Mooreland Fair wanted to try something special this year for the ladies of Henry County.

New Castle’s RaeLyn Rose Boutique and KJ & Co. Beauty Spa responded in a big way.

Boutique owners Kelly Burchett and Rebecca Barber transformed the fair’s Entertainment Pavilion into a spot for fashion and fun Wednesday evening.

“They let us just take it and go with it,” Burchett said.

“We ran with it,” Barber laughed.

Both women were excited with how everything turned out.

Outside the pavilion, there was a station offering massages and a table selling the boutique’s silly socks and displays of jewelry. RaeLyn Rose clothing options and KJ & Co. beauty and hair supplies were available inside.

The Entertainment Pavilion was buzzing with excitement as lively pop music played and guests took their seats.

The seats in the Entertainment Pavilion faced a center runway where local models showed off different types of outfits offered at the New Castle boutique.

The fashion show models were clients from the salon, as well as personal friends and family of the shop owners. Kelly’s daughter, Maddie, for example, was wearing an outfit by Collective Collections.

Amy Brumley and her step-daughter, Cara, were personally asked to be in the fashion show.

The three candidates vying for the 2018 Mooreland Queen title were also included in the Ladies’ Night show.

“It’s a great opportunity for me, and it’s a great way to show off their clothes,” said Madison Warren. “I’m glad they let me be a part of it.”

Ashley Ooten has been looking into modeling, so she liked having the chance to gain experience locally. Ooten also liked that the clothes were so cute.

“It’s a good way to get the word out there about RaeLyn’s,” Ooten added.

Sydnie Kirk’s favorite outfit was a skirt by Sneak Peek and White Birch tanktop with a cardigan that she got to model.

Everyone who attended the fashion show also received a free raffle ticket for door prizes totaling more than $1,000 in services and supplies from KJ & Co. Beauty Spa. More than 150 tickets were given out Wednesday.

Mooreland resident Dedra Jones enjoyed the fashion show.

“I thought it was pretty neat,” Jones said. “They’ve never done anything like this before...It was a nice change.”

Jones liked that the event was fun and upbeat. She also liked the door prizes that were up for grabs, even though she didn’t win anything.

Macy Broyles also really enjoyed the fashion show.

“I loved seeing some of the things RaeLyn Rose offers,” Broyles said.

Madison Eastridge appreciated that Mooreland Fair gave a local business the opportunity for this type of exposure.

RaeLyn Rose Boutique is located at 1619 Broad St., New Castle. For more information, follow them on Facebook or Instagram, or call 765-520-5977.