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Fashion show benefits youth
by Nneka Okona
October 02, 2012 11:23 AM | 2101 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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From left, Annie Laura Kelly, Heather Glantz, and Lora Schnorf are photographed in front of the Hoyt Smith Recreation Center in Hapeville. Glantz is the decorations chair for the Hapeville Service League’s annual fashion show on Oct. 17, and Kelly is the model coordinator. Schnorf is publicity chair for the Hapeville Service League.
Staff / Emily Barnes
From left, Annie Laura Kelly, Heather Glantz, and Lora Schnorf are photographed in front of the Hoyt Smith Recreation Center in Hapeville. Glantz is the decorations chair for the Hapeville Service League’s annual fashion show on Oct. 17, and Kelly is the model coordinator. Schnorf is publicity chair for the Hapeville Service League.
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The Hapeville Service League is prepping for their annual fashion show to benefit the Frosty Smith scholarship fund, planned for Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hapeville Recreation Center.

Tickets for the event are $10 and include lunch and entry for several door prizes.

Jeanne Collier, co-chairman of the event, said the fashion show has been a long-standing annual fundraiser for the organization.

“The service league has been in existence for 62 years,” she said. “We have been doing the fashion show for more than 50 years.”

In the beginning, Collier said the organization partnered with local boutiques and shops to supply the clothing donned by the volunteer runway models. These included partnerships with Lalons, which used to be located in the West End and Becky Yvonne in Morrow.

Hapeville Service League also worked in conjunction with Macy’s in the past.

This year, however, the organization will have clothing provided by Belk — which has worked with them for the past three years.

Collier said there will be anywhere from 15 to 20 models of all ages, who will wear two outfits.

An integral part of each fashion show is its theme. For this year’s show, the tables where guests will sit will be cinema-themed.

“We’re going with Box Office Bliss and decorating the tables like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and ‘Gone with the Wind,’” Collier said. “Maybe even a red carpet.”

Although the event is geared towards all things fashionable, the fact remains that the fashion show is a fundraiser for a cause that is vital to the Hapeville Service League.

On average, the show attracts 300 attendees, yielding $3,000 in profit, $2,000 of which goes towards one student in the South Fulton area in need.

“We go to the local schools and leave applications,” said Collier. “We determine which student is most in need, and then send the scholarship directly to the school to distribute.”

Hapeville Service Leagues continues its outreach in many pockets in the community. The organization has an extensive volunteer program through which they continually rotate and diversify their community service efforts.

“We volunteer at the Hapeville Manor, a senior’s assisted living facility, the Hapeville Depot’s museum and we started a mentoring program at a nearby elementary school,” Collier said.
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