Nearly 130 St. Francis Manor, Seeland Park and Grinnell community residents filled the St. Francis Manor Social Center on February 5th to celebrate National Wear Red Day. Started by the American Heart Association in 2003, the women wore red to raise awareness of heart disease which is the No. 1 killer of women. The event began with a red-inspired fashion show with models wearing clothing from Christopher & Banks’ clothing store in Marshalltown. The Seeland Park models included Bobbie Deeter, Margaret Dyer, Betty Hammond, Marie Hotchkin, Hazel Lease, Mim Peters, June Watkins, and Wilma Wilson who each modeled two outfits of their choice. Following the show, Penny from Christopher & Banks handed out numerous scarves to the crowd and many were able to follow her step-by-step instructions for tying scarves in various ways. Bonnie Wold from Seeland Park and Hendrika Rozendaal from St. Francis Manor were named the two “Razzle Dazzle Red Women” of the event and each received a red carnation flower arrangement. After the attendees had their fill of fashion, they enjoyed delicious heart-healthy appetizers prepared by the St. Francis Manor culinary staff. This event was upbeat, fun, and recognized a wonderful cause.