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April 9, 2008
They're still into bags

Sacramento Bee file photo/January 2003

I think it's really cool when teens start a community project when they're teens -and then see it through when they're no longer teens!

That's the story behind the WIND (Works in New Directions) project started in 2000 by Libby Abbott and Lucy Plum-Reyes (pictured in 2003), then a junior and sophomore, respectively, at Mira Loma High School.

Their idea back then was to create handbags out of vintage fabric and add a dash of community activitism. Now, eight years later, the two designers will be hosting the seventh annual LiLu Benefit Fashion Show. It'll take place this Saturday and will benefit the WIND Youth Center, a drop-in shelter for homeless teens.

The fashion show has blossomed over the years to include student efforts from both Mira Loma and McClatchy high schools. And at this weekend's show, teen designers from both schools and from WIND will model their handbags on the runway. The event also will include an auction, music and refreshments.

The show is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 701 Dixieanne Ave. in Sacramento. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults, and can be purchased at the door or from LiLu students or board members.

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