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November 28, 2006


I'm happy to report that the "Couturshion" fashion show held earlier this month at Destiny Church in Sacramento was packed. And that's good news for the participants (some shown above), 15 of whom were raising money for a fun-filled fashion trip to New York right after Christmas.

I wrote about the fashion show a few days before it happened. Kitty Griffin, who heads Progressive Women of Excellence Inc. in Sacramento, helped coordinate the show through PWOE's INNERvention Community Outreach Program. After a much-needed rest, she checked in to say the show was "great."

"The energy and the response from the audience was wonderful," she says. "They were very interactive. And there were a couple of people from the fashion industry in attendance, one of whom said he hadn't seen such disciplined youth."

The models/designers, some as young as 6, put in a lot of hard work. They designed the clothes and spent countless hours rehearsing for the show.

"The girls were so excited that their hard work paid off," Griffin says. "This was the first time they showed their creations. Getting standing ovations was so special for them."

Griffin says the group got pretty close to its goal. "We raised almost $10,000, which is maybe $1,800 off from what we needed."

As of now, the group's lodging and tickets to see a Broadway show are mostly covered. Now they're working on the airfare.

Unfortunately, I won't get to go, but it will be the experience of a lifetime for these young ladies. If you're interested in helping them get off the ground, so to speak, donations are still being accepted at (916) 392-9692.

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