Northwest NEWS

February 11, 2002



Red-hot Valentine's Day celebration rocks Brittany Park

by Bronwyn Wilson
   Senior Staff Reporter
   It remains to be seen if Brittany Park residents paint the town red. What is certain though, many will wear red and even see red, lots of it.
   On Feb. 14, a Valentine's Champagne Brunch and Fashion Show promises to heat up the Fireside dining room at Brittany Park, an assisted-living apartment complex in Woodinville.
   "It will be a red and white affair," says Claudia Talbott, program supervisor, emphasizing that the room will be decorated in bright red, offset by white. According to Talbott, the entire event will be a visual splash of red. For one thing, red attire is a requirement for admittance at the door.
   In addition, residents will be treated to red roses as well as red-hot music.
   Actually, Talbott referred to the music as "peppy" and said that the music will begin to "rock" when the fashion models appear on the runway, sporting casual outfits and dresses.
   Hors d'oeuvres, desserts and, of course, champagne will round out the menu while a pianist plays tunes.
   The best thing about the event can't be published at this time. It's a surprise. Here's a hint to the residents who plan to attend: Pay attention to the models when they hit the catwalk.
   On past Valentine's days, women residents have cast bids for dates with handsome bachelors in a 2000 auction, and last year the residents ballroom danced the night away.
   At this year's Valentine's brunch, the Brittany Park staff promises to keep up with the residents' energetic pace.
   Says Talbott, "Our whole staff will be here catering to all their party needs."
   Guests and family members are welcome at the Valentine's Day event.