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[Billie Marion Parks]

[Billie Marion Parks]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Dress was made for an article in the National Geographic Magazine. Reporter did not come when we had the style show in December. Mrs. Parks made the dress Billie was modeling. Dress was made of grapefruit peel, trim is of beets, turnips, carrots cut to make triangles. Because the dress was not made for competition, her shoes were not covered.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Billie Marion Parks]

[Billie Marion Parks]

Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Billie Marion Parks is wearing an evening dress made out of chili peppers, 13000 pumpkin seeds and turnips. This same dress was on the cover of the National Geographic Magazine.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Billie Marion Parks Hickman]

[Billie Marion Parks Hickman]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Dress of grapefruit peel with green pepper trim. Dress was worn over a petticoat of green peppers made of simulate taffeta. Earrings, combs and evening purse were made from grapefruit seed. sprinkled w/stardust and her sandals were covered w/ inner peel of grapefruit and adorned w/ pepper seeds.
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[Billy Ruth Gound]

[Billy Ruth Gound]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Billy is wearing a long gown. Seems like it might be bachelor buttons.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Boots Barnett]

[Boots Barnett]

Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Boots is representing the raleigh dairy and keno cafe. Her dress and muff of bougainvillea petals and the jacket is of carded cotton.
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[Catherine Farina]

[Catherine Farina]

Date: December 1940
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Catherine Farina is wearing a dress made of corn husks and poinsetta leaves.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Catherine James]

[Catherine James]

Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Catherine is wearing a colonial garment which was definitely perishable. As is evident, this garment was made of purple cabbage leaves and trimmed in curly parsley.
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[Charlene Lobitz]

[Charlene Lobitz]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Pirate costume made of onion seed bougainvillea.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Charlyn Avant]

[Charlyn Avant]

Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Charlyn is representing the Mercedes business and professional womens club. Her blouse is designed of the U.S flag, made out of red and blue straw flowers with white stripes of chrysanthemums. Skirt is made of 300,000 grease back beans. Kacquet strings are of grapefruit peeling.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum
[Charlyne Avant]

[Charlyne Avant]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Charlyne Avant is wearing a top made of beets. The hat, shoes, and skirt were made of split white beans.
Contributing Partner: Weslaco Museum