Story by Megan Whitehead | Apr 26, 2017
Photography by Keith Borgmeyer

The Towns family joined us at Cole County Park for some stylish fun in the sun. Local stores provided the summertime looks to give our readers style ideas for a picnic in the park, Memorial Day, or any upcoming event. Thank you to our models, Mark (pastor at Memorial Baptist Church) and Amanda (finance director at Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association) and their four adopted children: Maryemma, 14; Caleb, 10; Nathan, 7; and Joy, 6.

Caleb, Amanda, Joy, Maryemma, Mark, and Nathan Towns

Caleb

Ralph Lauren classic mesh polo shirt
Dillard’s | $29.99

Amanda

Multiples Missy Playa Grande top
Saffee’s | $69

Joy

GB Girls sun catcher dress
Dillard’s | $49

Maryemma

GB Girls Technicolor Dream jacket
Dillard’s | $29.40

Mark

Ralph Lauren MClassics 1 white polo
Dillard’s | $85

Ralph Lauren MClassics 2 Frontier CR shorts
Dillard’s | $75

Nathan

Ralph Lauren Spring II Maui pink button-up
Dillard’s | $34.99

Ralph Lauren Spring III BSR pink shorts 
Dillard’s | $34.99

Maryemma

Mudpie Olive off-the-shoulder romper 
Carrie’s Hallmark |  $50.99

GB Girls hat
Dillard’s | $18

Joy

GB Girls desert rose dress
Dillard’s | $44

Caleb

Nautica 427 cobalt
Dillard’s | $22.50

Nathan

Ralph Lauren Spring III white shorts
Dillard’s | $34.99

Lobster shirt
mamasboy | $27

Maryemma

GB Girls City in Bloom top
Dillard’s | $23.40

GB Girls Technicolor Dream jacket
Dillard’s | $29.40

 

Joy

Patriot star dress
Alyssa’s Garden | $10.99

 

Memorial Day

May 29 is Memorial Day. Dust off your red, white, and blue for a backyard barbecue or find the nearest pool to cool off in. While you’re enjoying the day, take a moment to remember the soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom. Stop by the Capitol from 2 to 4:30 to watch the Monticello Singers perform “A Salute to Veterans” on Memorial Day, or visit the Jefferson City National Cemetery on E. McCarty to pay your respects to the 1,500 veterans, spanning from the War of 1812 through the Vietnam War, who are buried there.