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A crowd of 230 people gathered for the Someplace Safe Vintage Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday at Living Waters Church in Alexandria. After a light lunch and, of course, tea, the crowd was treated to a fashion show that featured the vintage fashion trends from decades past. Attendees said they were delighted with the music and impressive show. Amy Chaffins | Echo Press

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A vintage fashion show coupled with a light lunch and tea made for a delightful afternoon of awareness and fundraising for Someplace Safe.


The third annual Vintage Tea event raised about $9,500 for the organization, according to Susie Trexler, sexual assault advocate at Someplace Safe Douglas County.

"As important as the dollar amount is, the awareness part is critical," Trexler said.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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