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Event raises $5,000 for Lifesteps

on June 17, 2014 10:50 AM

Nearly $5,000 was raised at Lifesteps’ sixth annual Vintage Affair. Women of all ages were welcomed to an afternoon of tea, refreshments, basket raffles and more in support of Lifesteps and the families it serves.

The event took place at Benjamin’s restaurant on June 8. Many attendees styled their hair in support of this year’s theme, “Hairstyles Through the Years.” Mannequin heads were displayed wearing vintage hairstyles and guests took pictures in salon chairs from the 1950s.

Lifesteps President and CEO Karen Sure Owens welcomed guests and explained that proceeds from the event benefit Lifesteps Family Caring Fund, which is used to pay expenditures not otherwise reimbursed by federal, state, or county programs.

Lifesteps programs and services benefit, children, families and adults across a 10-county area, including Indiana.

For more information about Lifesteps events, please contact Community Relations representative Ashley Misterka at (724) 349-1122, extension 101, or at amisterka@

Lifesteps offers family-focused services in a caring, nurturing environment to western Pennsylvania communities. Additional services include free child developmental /autism screenings for children, developmental preschool, integrated child care for children of all abilities, a medically monitored day program for older adults and programs and services for adults with intellectual /developmental disabilities including adult day care, residential living and life sharing. Lifesteps is a member agency with the United Way of Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Indiana counties.

For more information, call Lifesteps at (800) 225-1010 or log on to

[PHOTO: The 2014 Vintage Affair Committee, from left, were Michelle Uschock, senior director, community homes, Lifesteps; Nikki VanDyke, Phoenix Rehabilitation; Fran Kilgore, senior director, Center Based Services, Lifesteps; Karen Sue Owens, president and CEO, Lifesteps; Ashley Misterka, community relations representative, Lifesteps; and second row Jackie Overdorff, chairwoman; LeAnne Phoebus, office manager, Mechling Insurance Agency; and Theresa Coleman, medical supply manager, Diamond Pharmacy Services. (Kris Mellinger/Submitted photo)]

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