Stars shine in theater for fashion show

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The historic Texan Theater in downtown Kilgore has quickly become a popular venue for events. Although remodeling continues, the spacious room, lighted stage and screen can be transformed into anything imaginable and has already seen its share of weddings, art shows and forums.

On April 13, MLS Boutique and Streets Casual owned by Mable Streets hosted dinner and entertainment in the theater. With the sounds of lights, action and camera the place took on an atmosphere of elegance as red, silver and black adorned the interior and table tops. Lear Lee and Evelyn Kamara created flower arrangements in sequin-decorated high heels and placed atop jeweled mirrors as centerpieces for each table. The guest table held large silver vases overflowing with jewels and flowers.

An elaborate program unfolded under the direction of Alan Pollard, who was the emcee for the event while another son, Samori Streets handled the soundboard and lighting. They both attempted to keep their mother and owner of the boutique from working through the evening – no small task.

Mable’s granddaughter, Amanda Pollard, an award-winning twirler, began the entertainment program whipping two batons in the air to the beat of music offering a delightful routine and catching the attention of the guests. Her routine was followed by dance team of 3- to 7-year-olds called the Texas Divas. The dance team was instructed by Allegious Streets.

Soloists through the evening were Mitzi Hartfiel, Patsy Williams and Johnny Dudley.

We spoke of Mable’s heartfelt mission of bringing the community together, of Mable’s work with the smaller churches, of her charitable donations and her dream of bringing high fashion and nationally-known models to Kilgore and to work more with college students interested in the fashion industry.

The anniversary dinner was complemented by a fashion show with 25 models walking the runway down the center aisle. Spring and prom attire was shown.

Ten characteristics for their mother was provided by Alan Pollard that was so heartwarming guests wanted to claim him as their own.

“She is a woman of God, industrious (diligent and hardworking), highly intelligent, full of common sense and wisdom, full of love and always caring, has a heart to give and help others, humble. a strong business woman, committed and she is beautiful, “ he said.

The stars did shine that night at the Texan Theater. Congratulations to Mable for 10 years of successful business in Kilgore.

The Texan Theater was originally built in 1931. A fire claimed it in 1942 and it was rebuilt in 1944. The exterior of the building has been restored to its original look and remodeling has taken place inside. It was opened for public use in March 2018. For inquiries on use of the building contact Texas Film Festival at info@reeleasttexas.com.

FORMER KNH PRESSMAN William Templeton graduated as a correctional officer from the Bradshaw Correctional Facility last Monday, April 22. In spite of turning his wife, Cindy’s hair gray over the idea of him working at the place, the couple is happy with this new phase of their lives. We wish them all the very best.

THE QUEEN PRICE GARDEN CLUB is looking forward to hosting their annual tea for 4th grade Overton and West Rusk girls Thursday, May 2, at the Bruce MacMillan Library.

May His Love and Laughter fill your hearts and your homes throughout the week. We may be reached at chitchatlinda@aol.com or 903-984-2593.

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