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[Gladys Wallace]
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. Gladys is wearing a long dress accessorized with gloves, a purse, and a hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21225/
[Dot Dodd]
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. Dot Dodd is wearing a dress made of pampass grass and red roses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21226/
[Dot Dodd]
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. Dot is wearing a dress made of pampass grass and red roses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21227/
[Edith Stevens]
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. Edith is wearing a dress made of ebony leaves, Chinese hat petals and eggplant. Her gloves were made out of corn meal. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21228/
[Mrs. W.C. Henson]
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. Mrs. W.C. Hanson represented the Chaturic Club of 1956. The princess line style street dress was a soft green made of 8 quarts of tepejuaje leaves. The bolero was green and white striped, using inside of 24 grapefruit. Her alligator bag and matching pumps were made with 16 eggplant while the pillbox and glvoes were of red poinsettia leaves. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21229/
[Helen Archer]
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. Helen is representing the Beta Sigma Phi of Weslaco. She won 2nd place in the Street Dress Division. The two piece English tweed suit made of purple bachelor buttons which were clipped to simulate tweed. Material cost was $10.45 and took 450 hours to complete. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21230/
[Mrs. Harry S. Ridgeway]
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. Mrs. Harry S. Ridgeway is representing the Donna Garden Club. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21231/
[Ruby Lee Johnson]
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. Ruby Lee participated in the evening gown division. She represented Mouton "Ty" Cobb. Miss Johnson wore an evening gown made out of green peppers and eggplant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21232/
[Ruby Jo Sims]
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. Ruby Jo is wearing a gown made of bougainvillea and bachelor button petals. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21233/
[Ruby Jo Sims]
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. Ruby Jo is wearing an evening gown made of bougainvillea & bachelor button petals. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21234/
[Frances Hamner]
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. Frances is representing the the Weslaco High School Band. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21235/
[Frances Hamner]
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. Represented the Weslaco High School Band. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21236/
[Barbara Ann Ackermann]
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. Briscoe sports, costume division. Drum majorette. Dress was made of white turnips with insets of green citrus leaves. Buttons were made of ornamental dates. Her boots were made of turnips and her hat was made of milkweed seed. Fluff and tassel were of pampas grass. Braid- date stems and cattail leaves. Baton was of cardboard and gold dust. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21237/
[Ella Beth Melton]
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. Ella is wearing a long gown with hat, bracelets, and purse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21238/
[Group Photo 1]
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. Mrs. Hank Hamil is wearing a gown made of bachelor buttons and poinsettia. Miss Neva Jean is wearing a costume made of bougainvillea and grapefruit membrane. Miss Clara is wearing a dress made of tepejuaje leaves and bachelor buttons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21239/
[Mrs. Hank Hamel]
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. Mrs. Hamel is representing the Weslaco Women's Study Club. This lovely green gown was made of broccoli with two tones of color in the skirt. the evening gown was styled with a straight skirt front, sweeping into folds in back. The flower motif was a soft apricot color, made from the membranes of Ruby Red, Foster Pink and White grapefruit. These delicate pieces of grapefruit also were used for the ruffled yoke, fan and juliette cap. The hat was completed with tepejuaje leaves, the sandals were made of broccoli, and her simulated pearl necklace of radishes. Members of the club worked on the gown 400 hours. They used 270 bunches of broccoli, tow and a half quarts of glue, three branches of radishes, four chrysanthemums, six tepejuaje leaves and 110 grapefruit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21240/
[Suzanne Waters]
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. Suzanne is wearing a dress made of inner citrus peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21241/
[Jean Cragen]
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. Jean is wearing a gown made of fruits and vegetables. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21242/
[Genevieve Ballard]
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. Genevieve is representing the Lions Club of Weslaco. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21243/
[Verna Borchelt Le Croix]
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. Verna is wearing a costume made out of orange peel cut into diamonds and wrapped in cellophane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21244/
[Neva Jean Riley Knapp]
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. Neva is wearing a long evening gown made of eggplant wrapped in cellophane. She is wearing white long gloves with a purse in her hand. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21245/
[Ella Beth Melton]
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. Ella is representing the Kiwanis Club of Pharr and won the 1st prize vegetable division. The dress is made grapefruit peel and a train of sliced onions wrapped individually in cellophane, and the bouquet of turnips and carrots with fern. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21246/
[Ella Beth Melton]
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. Ella Beth Melton is representing the Pharr Kiwanis Club and won 1st price in the Vegetable division. Dress made out of grapefruit peel and train of sliced onions wrapped individually in cellophane lillies in bouquet of turnips and carrots with fern. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21247/
[Group Photo]
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. Contestants in the 1941 Style Show . From left to right: Miss Kathryn Farina, Mrs. Marie Beeler, Miss Bettie Sue Robinson, Miss Clara Mae Isham, Mrs. Frank Dorsey, Miss Dorothy Hager, and Mrs. Virgil Lehman. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21248/
[Kathryn Farina]
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. Evening gown full skirted. Petticoat, overskirt, bodice: corn husks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21249/
[Kathryn Farina]
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. Kathryn is wearing an evening gown, full skirted. Petticoat, overskirt, bodice are made of corn husks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21250/
[Kathryn Farina]
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. Evening gown, full skirt, petticoat, overskirt, bodice is made out of corn husks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21251/
[Kathryn Farina]
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. Evening gown, full skirted, petticoat, overskirt, bodice was made of corn husks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21252/
[Charlene Lobitz]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21253/
[Howard Wiley]
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. Howard is representing the Kiwanis of Weslaco. Costume of "Mammy Yoakum." Made of eggplant and mums. Stockings made out of ebony leaves and poinsettas, shoes of corn, and pipe of corncob. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21254/
[Jody Farina Martin]
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. Jody is wearing gown made of poinsetta, cenise and chrysanthemums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21255/
[Helen Praytor]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21256/
[Jimmie Lee Cottingham]
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. Jimmie Lee Cottingham is the representing the McAllen Homemakers. The football suit was made of dehydrated bougainvillea leaves, grapefruit peel cut in diamonds and wrapped in cellophane. The football is covered with tangerine peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21257/
[Jimmie Lee Cottingham]
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. Jimmie Lee is representing the McAllen Homemakers. The football suit was made of dehydrated bougainvillea leaves, grapefruit peel cut in diamonds and wrapped in cellophane. The football is covered with tangarine peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21258/
[Tommy Jean Brixley Martin]
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. Tommy Jean is wearing a dress made out of green peppers cut in squares. Her blouse is made of the inside of a grapefruit peel. Her shoes, handbag, buttons, were of mustard clover seeds, and the gloves were of white mum petals. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21259/
[Ann Frizzell]
Photograph of 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. Ann is representing the American Legion. She is wearing a Dutch costume that was made by the American Legion Auxiliary. The skirt was of delicate pink, made from five quarts of crushed bachelor button petals. The bodice was made from 2,000 purple bougainvillea blossoms and the blouse of 583 white periwinkles. The latter flower was used for her cap and apron, requiring 556 blossoms. The skirt featured a border of a lighter pink, embossed with tulips made from banana leaves and hibiscus petals. Trimming on neckline and sleeves, in five point star design, were created by using 150 inverted bougainvillea centers. Wooden shoes were made of Rhodes grass bloom. Cost: $17.08 Time: 723 hours. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21260/
[Ann Frizzell]
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. Ann is representing the American Legion. The Dutch costume skirt was of delicate pink, made from five quarts of crushed bachelor button petals. The bodice was made from 2,000 purple bougainvillea blossoms and the blouse of 583white periwinkles. The latter flower was used for her cap and apron, requiring 556 blossoms. The skirt featured a border of lighter pink, embossed with tulips made from banana leaves and hibiscus petals. Trimming on neckline and sleeves, in five point star design, were created by using 150 inverted bougainvillea centers. Wooden shoes were made of Rhodes grass bloom. Cost: $17.08 Time: 723 hours texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21261/
[Mrs. Don Carter]
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. Mrs. Don Carter is representing the Missions Lions Club. Mrs. Carter is wearing a dress made of grapefruit and necklace and bracelet accents were of roses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21262/
[Linda Ligon (Willams)]
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. Long strapless gown worn by Linda Ligon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21263/
[Mrs. Marion Moyer]
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. Marion is representing the Gulf Distributing Co. The sunback play-dress of pepper and eggplant won honorable mention. It was designed with a hand-block pattern, worked into a floral design. top of the dress was made of diiamond shaped peiced of eggplant. her wap-around stole was made of square shaped peppers, with red pyracantha berries foming a fandago fringe. The long strink of beads, twisted in an ornamental know, was made of pyracantha berries also. Her straw sandals were made of raffia used by vegetable shippers to tie bunched vegetables. Workers spent 325 hours in making the costume and $75.00 for materials. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21264/
[Mrs. N.J. Lettunich]
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. Mrs. Lettunich is representing the Weslaco Rotary Club. The model wore an authentic copy of a dres found in the pages of a Godey's lady book. The gown was made entirely of tepejuaje leaves. Members of the Mother's club of the Stephen F. Austin School made it for the Rotary Club. White chrysanthemums were used in decorating the pankcake hat and for the hand muff. The same flower petals decorated the dress. A small amount of gold glitter was used to brighten the costume which required 394 hours to complete. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21265/
[Elizabeth Murphy]
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. Elizabeth is representing the Future Homemakers of McAllen. This two-piece suit was composed of 2,664 orange tree leaves. The blouse, hat, gloves, shoes, trimmings and single coat button were of Chinese hat. Her purse was made of tree leaves to match the tailored suit. Cost of the materials was $3.60. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21266/
[Frances Henson]
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. This ensemble used tepehuaje leaves to make the dress with polka dots of grapefruit membrane which was also used to make the collor and the gloves. The feathered hat, purse, and jewelry were fashioned from Chinese hat blossoms. Made in 272 hours. It took 20 pints of tepehuaje leaves, 1 bushel of grapefruit and 5 quarts. Chinese hat blossoms. Cost $21.48. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21267/
[Mrs. N.J. Lettunich]
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. Mrs. Lettunich is wearing a long coat, mittens, purse, and hat. Inner core is of bachelor buttons. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21268/
[Edna Chandler]
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. Edna is representing the the Weslaco Professiona and Business Club. Her winter suit and muff is made of bachelor buttons, scarf and corsage made of lettuce. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21269/
[Edna Chandler]
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. Edna is representing the Weslaco Business and professional Womens Club. This winter suit and muff were made out of bachelor buttons, scart and corsage made of lettuce. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21270/
[Polly Yewell]
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. Polly is representing the Mission Chamber of Commerce. Dress is made of grapefruit peel and bougainvillea blossoms. Cameo is of eggplant and chain of orange peel. Corsage is composed of bougainvillea, orange, lime, grapefruit and kumquat fruit and peel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21271/
[Mrs. Katheryn King]
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. Katheryn is representing the Ladies Supply of McAllen. The ballerina dress was made of leaves of hibiscus and chrysanthemums. Collar, shoulder straps, hemline, fan, waist corsage, and hairband were made out of flowers. Ruffle on skirt was made of yellow mums. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21272/
[Judy McManus Lackey]
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. After winning 1st place in evening division. Gown was modeled at Neiman Marcus store in Dallas, TX. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21273/
[Ann Nichols]
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. Ann Nichols is representing the Girl Scouts of Weslaco. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth21274/