Brittany’s prepares for prom show


By Dean Wright - [email protected]



One young lady from Point Pleasant High School displays a Mori Lee design dress in Brittany’s Fashions after class Wednesday evening. Brittany’s sits at the corner of Second Avenue and State Street in Gallipolis.


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Another young lady from Point Pleasant High School displays a Sherri Hill design dress as her peers discuss among themselves in the back of the Brittany’s store. Many young folk in the Ohio Valley region anticipate attending their high school proms in spring.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

GALLIPOLIS — Brittany’s Fashions is preparing for its 26th annual prom style review at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre.

Tickets for the event are $10 for general seating and $15 for reserved front seating. Patty Fellure Dance School performers will be entertaining the crowd during the halfway point of the fashion show. Miss Ohio USA Megan Wise will also make an appearance during the event.

Kate Hardway and her husband, Marc, of Cheshire, own Brittany’s Fashions. According to Hardway, the show started in conjunction with a time period when the Ariel was going through rehabilitation projects. The style show was put on to help promote the theater’s efforts as well as display dresses for local teenagers who may wish to attend prom. Proceeds from the event go to assist the performing arts structure’s projects.

According to Hardway, dresses as well as tuxedos, will be displayed at the event.

Hardway said that she and her husband started Brittany’s Fashions in 1986. The store was named Brittany after Hardway’s daughter.

“We try to get the community involved,” Hardway said. “We have eight different area high schools participating. It benefits the whole area. I think we had over 400 people attend last year. Usually there are over a hundred models that join in the show.”

Hardway listed some of the 2016 prom designs, including Sherri Hill, Mori Lee, Alyce Designs and Jovani. Michael Kors, Tony Bowls, Ralph Lauren and Stephen Geoffrey tuxes will be modeled as well.

Models from Gallia Academy High School include: Kaylie Angel, Caitlyn Beaver, Emma Blankenship, Hollie Bostic, Ali Davis, Haley Donovsky, Devin Henry, Wes Jarrell, Kaetlyn McCaulla, Makayla Price, Kaitlyn Roberts, Brianna Sanders, Anthony Sipple, Bailie Smith, Samantha Staton, Lexi Taylor, Morgan Watson, Bailey Watson and Jala Williams.

Models from Jackson High School include: Annie Canter, Kinnison Donaldson, Matt Faught, Katie Hemsley, Katlynn Jackson, Carissa Lambert, Hannah McDonald, Hannah Phipps, Brittney Smith, Celeste Stiltner, Abby Waugh and Cameron Williams.

Little Mister Gallia County Wesley Owen Houck will appear.

Models from Meigs High School include: Cody Bartrum, Jade Dudding, Katie Gilkey, Lexie Houdashelt, Morgan Lodwick, Dillyn Ohlinger, Devyn Oliver, Raeline Reeves, Kendra Robie, Jordan Roush, K.J. Tracy and Abbygale Watson.

Ohio Valley Christian School models include: Justin Beaver, Anna Bowman, Katlyn Bradley, Makenzie Case, Ashley Childers, Cori Hutchison, Morgan Jenkins, Elijah McDonald, Debbie Reed and Rachel Sargent.

Point Pleasant High School models include: Marlee Bruner, Karissa Cochran, Heather Donohew, Cameron Hesson, Alexis Runion, Hannah Taylor, Siera Toles and Jocelynne Wilson.

River Valley High School models include: Justin Arrowood, Reilly Barcus, Shelby Brown, Peyton Browning, Maggie Campbell, Lindsey Canaday, Noelle Gibson, Ashley Gilmore, Dayton Hardway, Cheyenne Huffman, Erin Jackson, Lexi Jeffers, Alexis Kiser, Kaylee Lambert, Ashleigh McGuire, Haleigh McGuire, Leia Moore, Erin Morgan, Victoria Norman, Hannah Nutter, Mikayla Pope, Katelyn Prince, Madison Scott, Travis Signman, Courtney Smith, Katherine Stump, Haleigh Thacker, Alex Truance, Jacey Walter, George Williams and Karly Williamson.

South Gallia High School models include: Kirstin Burnette, Tristin Davis, Mariah Hineman, Aailyan Howell, Destiny Johnson, Tessa McGuire, Jared Nolan, Alloran O’Dell, Mikayla Poling, Kelsey Pugh, Riley Sanders, Illyssa Saunders, Hannah Shafer, Madelynn Simpson, Allie Sweeney, Madison Vanderborne, Maggie Wallace, Carrie Watson and Jayla Wolford.

Southern Local High School models include: Savannah Bailey, Joseph Beagle, Sierra Cleland, Amanda Cole, Alison Deem, Marissa Johnson, Marlee Maynard, Madison Maynard, Dalton Patterson, Sar Schenkelber and Kaylynn Seymour.

Dean Wright can be reached at (74) 446-2342, Ext. 2103.

One young lady from Point Pleasant High School displays a Mori Lee design dress in Brittany’s Fashions after class Wednesday evening. Brittany’s sits at the corner of Second Avenue and State Street in Gallipolis.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_DSC_0658.jpgOne young lady from Point Pleasant High School displays a Mori Lee design dress in Brittany’s Fashions after class Wednesday evening. Brittany’s sits at the corner of Second Avenue and State Street in Gallipolis. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Another young lady from Point Pleasant High School displays a Sherri Hill design dress as her peers discuss among themselves in the back of the Brittany’s store. Many young folk in the Ohio Valley region anticipate attending their high school proms in spring.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_DSC_0665.jpgAnother young lady from Point Pleasant High School displays a Sherri Hill design dress as her peers discuss among themselves in the back of the Brittany’s store. Many young folk in the Ohio Valley region anticipate attending their high school proms in spring. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

By Dean Wright

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