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Hartville Shopping on Display at Hall of Fame

Last updated on August 27th, 2022

Picture yourself in these versatile outfits. Our model Jami Kinton (pictured above) wore them well during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Fashion Show on August 5, and they are waiting for you today in the Fashion Boutique at The Shops at the Hartville Kitchen. Just stop in and ask!

We partnered with the fashion show for the fourth time in 2022. If you attended this ever-popular event, you saw our five classy yet comfy options and the perfect jewelry and accessories to go with them. Brands featured included Coco + Carmen, Life is Good, Pandora, Simply Southern, Bucket, Katsuki, Sling Nupouch, Amanda Blu, Tribal Fashion, Brighton, Mikarose, Pretty Woman, Tagua, Swarovski, Tribal Fashion, and Vocal. 

Hartville Customer Helped Start Hall of Fame Fashion Show

Bea S. McPherson, a long-time Hartville Kitchen customer, was part of Stark County Lawyers' Wives in 1963 when she co-chaired the very first fashion show with Gladys Dougherty of the Fine Arts Association. Held that year on September 5 at the Onesto Hotel in downtown Canton, the fashion show, themed "Showcase of Fashions," featured the wives of Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers football players modeling outfits provided by Stern & Mann, The Parisian, George-Ann's, and other local retailers. Tickets were $3.50 per person, and members of eight garden clubs designed the table floral arrangements.

Bea, who is now 100 years old, also chaired the 1965 Hall of Fame fashion show, held on September 10 at the Canton Jewish Center. That year, the wives of Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins players modeled. However, finances were tight, so organizers collected flowers from local funeral homes to transform into tablescapes. Event proceeds benefited the still budding Hall of Fame organization. Since then, the fashion show has become a fun tradition over multiple generations of local women, as well as those who come to town to celebrate the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement. 

RUNDOWN: Mrs. Ed Kiely, Pittsburgh television personality and wife of the Steelers' publicity director, goes over details of Thursday's Hall of Fame style show with co-chairs for the luncheon program, Gladys Dougherty (left) and Bea McPherson (standing). Canton Repository, September 1, 1963