Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story spelled Eric Sable and Francie Hansen incorrectly.
Everyone was a winner at the Trashion Fashion show at the San Juan County Fair, Aug. 18. Prizes were awarded to each participant after their turn on the runway. Trish Lehman emceed the event, and Eric Sable set the music.
“We have a lot of sizzling styles this year,” Lehman began. Mermaids, robots, knights, flapper girls, Donald Trump and Marilyn Monroe all made appearances, strutting their wearable recycled trash starting at 6:30 p.m., in front of a packed audience surrounding the main fair stage. The show has always been a popular fair tradition, organized by Francie Hansen. Her goal was to inspire people’s creativity while calling attention to the importance of recycling and reusing trash. The event has often been a family affair, with participants age ranging from 4 to 80 years old, including mother and daughter teams, sisters fathers and brothers.
After approximately 12 years, however, Hansen is stepping down from coordinating Trashion Fashion.
“This is the last show, so soak it up, love on it,” Lehman announced. “Unless you want to chair it.”