By Lindsey Temple
News Star Reporter
Last Friday night’s Trash In Fashion show went off in a big way as area residents filled Pauls Valley’s Arts and Cultural Center to see fashion creations made entirety of reused and recycled items.
Friday night’s winners include Deanna Joy Stephens and her team, which in included Stephens, Robin Criss-Praytor and Stephens daughter, Erica Peacock in third place.
Second place went to a team consisting of, Kris Rylander, Jennifer Seabolt and Miki Tucker for their Wizard of Oz scarecrow costume made of brown paper bags, plastic shopping bags, cereal boxes and laundry soapboxes.
First place winner Ruthie Bustamante and her team won with a dress made entirely of newspaper advertisements and coins.
Sponsored by the Pauls Valley Arts Council, Trash In Fashion was part of a wider effort in the area to participate in The Great American Cleanup campaign.
Thursday at 1 p.m. Pauls Valley will have a Trash-Off parade, also part of the cleanup effort, the parade will start at the train depot and area residents are encouraged to walk in the parade in their outfits made entirely of trash.
The parade is not only to raise awareness for green efforts within the community but to also prepare Pauls Valley for their annual Trash-Off day, taking place Saturday, April 21.
Trash-Off day will allow area residents to get involved in cleaning up Pauls Valley by forming teams and being assigned areas of the town.
The teams will keep track of their efforts and the totals will be sent in to the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful offices.
For more information to be involved in Pauls Valley’s Trash Off Day call Lou Hall at 405-238-2432.