Denver's "Second Hand Rose," Mary Lou Powell, will be the speaker for the Hays After 5 Christian women's group at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Pam's Bakery Shop, 230 E. Eighth.

Powell of Golden, Colo., is a former fashion model and will present her "Trunk Show" of stylish bargains. Known as the "Queen of the Thrift Shops," Powell will speak about her difficult childhood and about "getting the best bargain of all." She has three adult children and enjoys calligraphy and thrift shopping.

Cost of the dinner program is $12.50. Reservations are due by Thursday to (785) 621-4701 or to

Hays After 5 is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries of Kansas City, Mo.