Kearney’s CountryHouse Residence staff put on wedding gown fashion show for residents

It’s a toss-up as to who had more fun at the Wedding Days bridal show at CountryHouse Residence for Memory Care last Wednesday.

Maybe it was the CountryHouse residents who were swept back into sweet memories of their own weddings years ago.

But it could have been the 10 CountryHouse staff members who modeled wedding gowns from Hello Beautiful Bridal and Formal Wear.

Karen Harmon, CountryHouse activities director, declared it a tie. The event brought smiles, nostalgia and joy to the models, CountryHouse staff and residents.

The show, now in its fifth year, is a highlight of the summer at CountryHouse. Last year’s show was drastically downsized due to COVID-19, but it still went on.

The staff was all willing to model, Harmon said. “A few just needed a little encouragement. They were just shy.”

Cheyenne Axtell, 20, a certified medical assistant and medical aide who is not yet married, loved the experience.

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