Lutheran To Host Ladies Night Out Sept. 26

Women over the age of 21 are invited to the second annual Lutheran Ladies Night Out. This year the guest presenter is Valerie Weaver the Frugal Fashionista. The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel on the Lutheran Campus. The cost is $5 payable at the door. Seating is limited, so reservations are necessary by calling Patty Eckwahl at 720-9122 or registering online at

“We’ve planned this special evening for ladies to enjoy with their mothers, daughters, sisters and girl friends,” said Patty Eckwahl, director of marketing at Lutheran. “Our Best of Times seminar series focus on living well. Most women will agree that when we look our best we feel better.”

Weaver will share her ideas for enhancing wardrobes without spending a fortune. She is a certified image consultant through the London Image Institute. She lives in Erie, Pa., and hosts a radio show “Fashion Friday” on Star 104 and is a fashion contributor for the “Her Times” a monthly women’s magazine. Weaver is known as the Frugal Fashionista for WJET TV offering money saving tips on the newscast’s “Money Segment.”

She is a Senior Division manager for Park Lane jewelry and gives personal consultations or private showings to showcase her products.

“I enjoy teaching women how to update their wardrobe and stay on trend through the use of accessories,” Weaver said. “I’ll also share many of the tips I’ve learned for expanding the wardrobe we have. One of my favorite stories is how I packed 27 outfits for a five-day conference in Las Vegas with just a carry-on suitcase. The ladies are in for an evening of laughter and fun.”

In addition to the program on accessorizing, Chef Dave Bollman at Lutheran will present wine samples that are matched with a variety of chocolate desserts.

“It was a blast last year,” said Bernie Palermo, committee member. “How can you go wrong with ladies enjoying their friends – along with fashion, a little wine and some chocolate?” For more information contact Eckwahl at 720-9122.