Some of Evanston’s best-dressed seniors strutted their stuff at the Foster Senior Club’s annual Fashion Show, held on Oct. 18 at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. The models were the club and community members, and their fashions came for the most part from their own closets, said club treasurer Gerri Sizemore. Admitting their age but allowing few concessions, the models’ outfits often incorporate canes and walkers – perhaps the geriatric version of the spike heels of youth.
This always popular event, held the third Sunday in October, attracts hundreds of fans. More than 350 tickets to this year’s show were sold, Ms. Sizemore said.
The club, which began in 1957, is the oldest senior organization in the City. The club meets weekly at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center.
Among the club’s activities are monthly birthday parties for members, an annual picinic and the Senior of the Year Recognition Program.
Proceeds from the fashion show, the club’s only fundraiser, fund the club’s five special luncheons each year, the occasional field trip and donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Evanston/North Shore NAACP and some churches.