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Bridal expo raises money for Ro-Na

Erika Elkin, a representative with Stella and Dot, shows a necklace to Morgan Travis, 7, during the Bridal and Prom Expo Saturday in downtown Ironton.

Erika Elkin, a representative with Stella and Dot, shows a necklace to Morgan Travis, 7, during the Bridal and Prom Expo Saturday in downtown Ironton.

 

A bridal and prom expo was at the Ro-Na Theater Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., where people could come get a look at what local businesses have to offer on products and services related to those events.

“It’s a fundraiser for the Ro-Na Theater,” Valerie Freeman, board member of Friends of Ironton and event coordinator, said. “And it gives local small businesses an opportunity to showcase their items and see the Ro-Na.”

The planning for the expo was in the works for four or five months as it started back in the fall, she said.

A style show was given on the stage where Ironton High School students and alumni as well as Ironton Elementary School students showed off party dresses, prom dresses and bridal gowns. Representatives from A Black Tie Affair in Coal Grove also helped out with the show.

Numerous vendors from throughout the Tri-State were available at the expo, including Spice of Life Catering and Events, Body Vi, Allyn’s Jewlers, Weber’s Florist, Little G’s Mobile DJ, Sandy’s Sewing, Memory Lane Lockets and Charms, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Bob Cleary Limousine, Ashland Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Laura McComas of Tupperwear Bridal Shower Specialist, Schmidt’s DJ, Party Barn, Mary Kay, Gold Studio of Ironton, A Black Tie Affair, Hannah Bug’s Chocolate, Travel Dreamz, Younique makeup products, Brenda Jenkins of Brenda’s Photography, Middle of the Magic Travel, Park Avenue Integrated Health, Stella and Dot and Liquid Catering.

“I think this is great. We love doing shows,” Jane Holycross from Younique, said. “We’ve sold some products today so that’s always a good thing.”

Although this is the first year of the bridal and prom expo, there are plans to continue it and make it an annual tradition, Freeman said.