2003-09-19 / Community

Fashion Highlights Senior Appreciation Week

Contributing Editor
By Miriam Rosenberg
Fashion Highlights Senior Appreciation Week By Miriam Rosenberg Contributing Editor


State Senator Malcolm Smith, left, and Rep­resentative Gregory Meeks welcome staff sergeant Adrian Bishop home from a tour of duty in Iraq. Bishop is with the second battalion of the 25th Marine Division.State Senator Malcolm Smith, left, and Rep­resentative Gregory Meeks welcome staff sergeant Adrian Bishop home from a tour of duty in Iraq. Bishop is with the second battalion of the 25th Marine Division.

Congressman Gregory Meeks and the Queens Community Cadet Corp hosted a fashion show during Senior Appreciation Week on September 14.

MC’ed by Lola Selby Martin (Global Americas Mrs. Women of 2003), the event took place in Far Rockaway High School’s auditorium. State Senator Malcolm Smith, Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer. Rep. Meeks, Lois Mayweather from State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s office, and Margaret Denson from Councilman Leroy Comrie’s office were among those who modeled daywear, casual wear and evening wear from the Avenue clothing store.

During the show, Rep. Meeks announced that he and other elected representatives as will be bringing together some pharmaceutical companies so that seniors can get more affordable drugs.

"Look out for the announcement sometime in early October [about bringing] the programs to you to know how to enroll and how to get cheaper prescription drugs," Meeks told the audience.


Augustina Perkins, left is awarded two tick­ets to the Rockaway Review that she won in a raffle drawing. Presenting her with the tickets is Lola Selby Martin, Global America’s Woman of 2003.Augustina Perkins, left is awarded two tick­ets to the Rockaway Review that she won in a raffle drawing. Presenting her with the tickets is Lola Selby Martin, Global America’s Woman of 2003.

Congressman Meeks also introduced Marine Staff Sergeant Adrian Bishop, of the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, who just returned from duty in Iraq on September 10.

"Whether you’re for or against the war, we all are for the troops," said Meeks. "We owe them a debt a gratitude and we have to take the time to thank them for what they do."

The show ended with all those who took part singing the senior national anthem to the tune of God Bless America.


State Senator Malcolm Smith (left) As­semblywoman Audrey Pheffer, staff sergeant Adrian Bishop and Congressman Gre gory Meeks at the fashion show.State Senator Malcolm Smith (left) As­semblywoman Audrey Pheffer, staff sergeant Adrian Bishop and Congressman Gre gory Meeks at the fashion show.Congressman Meeks shows off his casual side as well as his major league baseball preference.Congressman Meeks shows off his casual side as well as his major league baseball preference.

Models and volunteers pose for the camera. All photos by Miriam Rosenberg.Models and volunteers pose for the camera. All photos by Miriam Rosenberg.

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