Who said fundraising couldn’t be stylish?
This Saturday, Puyallup United Methodist Church is the place to be for Altrusa’s 23rd annual Fashion Show, benefitting literacy programs and scholarship opportunities for Puyallup’s youth.
“Once someone comes to [Fashion Show] once, they don’t want to miss it again,” said Marge Salmon, Puyallup Valley Altrusa chapter representative.
The show kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. The fashion models are all local men, women and children who will show off a variety of styles for all shapes and sizes, said Salmon.
The models went to the mall and picked out the outfits they will wear on the catwalk. The women will model Christopher Banks, and the men and kids will show off styles available at JCPenney. Each will model two outfits: casual and formal.
Guests will feast on gourmet tea snacks, like cucumber sandwiches and croissants, catered by Tacoma’s Hawthorne Tea Shop.
Attendees will also be added to a drawing for gift certificates to area restaurants, shops and more.
“Come for the wonderful food and the pleasure of everyone’s company,” said Salmon. “Sit next to someone you don’t know and make friends. It’s a great way to meet new people, win fun prizes and see all the clothes.”
The money raised helps Altrusa continue to fund their community service programs, like the local dental van that visits Puyallup schools and book donations to the Puyallup Library.
Puyallup’s Altrusa chapter also provides scholarships to local high school students and nursing students, too.
The international charity organization dedicates itself to international literacy issues and HIV/AIDS awareness and natural disaster rebuilding. Learn more on the organization’s website and "like" the Puyallup Valley chapter on Facebook.
IF YOU GO
The 23rd annual Altrusa Fashion show is Sat., March 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Puyallup United Methodist Church (1919 W Pioneer).
Tickets are $15 each for adults and $5 for children under 12.
For more information call Marge Salmon at (253) 848-3267.