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Gift of sight and style: North Bend mom Bev Jorgensen gets surprise makeover, new sight with help from boss

Bev Jorgensen holds a new pair of eyeglasses, helped by Allison Smith at Snoqualmie Valley Eyecare. Jorgensen’s glasses were part of a surprise makeover she received with help from her PartyLite supervisor, Barbie Young of Kirkland. - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
Bev Jorgensen holds a new pair of eyeglasses, helped by Allison Smith at Snoqualmie Valley Eyecare. Jorgensen’s glasses were part of a surprise makeover she received with help from her PartyLite supervisor, Barbie Young of Kirkland.
— image credit: Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

North Bend resident Bev Jorgensen’s vibrant new scarf matches her designer glasses.

Jorgensen took a leap of style this winter with big help from her friend and supervisor, Barbie Young.

Jorgensen, a saleswoman for PartyLite gifts and a single mother, was treated to a makeover in December by Young, a Kirkland resident and Jorgensen’s PartyLite leader.

An excited Jorgensen tried on her new designer frames, their sides stamped into vine-like shapes, telling Allison Smith, her attendant at Snoqualmie Valley Eyecare Associates, “I’m walking out the door with these.”

“She’s just been spoiled,” Smith said.

The new pair of glasses, Jorgensen’s first pair since 2006, was long overdue and, like the rest of her makeover, came as a complete surprise.

“I definitely needed help,” Jorgensen said. “I’m a single mom, retired from the school district. PartyLite is my income. I’m doing well, but I don’t have vision insurance.”

According to Latreash Duvall, administrator at the practice, Young wanted to give her friend a pick-me-up, that included a new hair-do and clothes. She posted her ideas on Facebook, and received a recommendation to call Snoqualmie Valley Eyecare.

“After hearing Bev was in need of eyewear and lived in our community, Snoqualmie Valley Eyecare decided to partner with Barbie to bless her friend,” Duvall told the Record. “Beverly and Barbie worked together to select beautiful new eyewear.   The makeover is complete!  And now, Beverly will not only look better—she’ll see better too.”

Putting on her new glasses, Jorgensen noticed how things were much clearer, and that her frames are lighter. She expects to “just live better” as a result of the gift.

“We’re close friends,” Jorgensen said of Young, whom she has known for 11 years. “She’s a terrific leader, very compassionate.”

Both women are very special to each other, and Jorgensen feels good about her new look.

“It makes a difference when you trust somebody,” she said. Barbie “always thought I was a little too conservative, so she’s always trying to push me out of the box a little bit.”

The new scarf is exactly such a bolder accent.

• You can learn more about Snoqualmie Valley Eyecare Associates at http://www.see20-20.com/. Learn more about PartyLite at http://www.partylite.com/en-us/Default.aspx

 

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