Mary starts off the Ropa Style show. Every year a group of Park ladies scour the Ropa places for treasures of all kinds and sizes. (Ropa Usada in Spanish means used clothing)When people all over the US donate their unwanted clothing items they can eventually find their way to South Texas. People go through the items and pay by the pound for their treasures. Eventually, these piles of used clothing will be baled up and sent on to overseas locations for more recycling. The style show is a culmanation of many happy hours of hunting for treasure.
Kay Stilson showed off some silkie pj's and her slippers when she came on stage but she was too fast for me to catch a photo of the slipper walk. In case you cannot tell, they are Iowa Hawkeye slippers.
Kay Voss is an expert at finding the good stuff at ropa.
Elaine Wingert. I told her she was moving so fast she was just a blur. She said she didn't care because she was anxious to get that very warm coat off of her.