Students in the Tusculum College Bonner Leader program and members of the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors take to the runway to raise money for the organization on Thursday, April 30, at the 2nd Annual Greene County Habitat for Humanity Fashion Show.
The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the General Morgan Inn.
Fashion show models will wear outfits pulled together from the merchandise of the Habitat ReStore, and the outfits will be auctioned off at the end of the show.
The runway show will be set to rocking ’80s music and décor to turn up the volume on this fun and upbeat way to raise money for charity. Tickets are $3 for students and children and $6 for adults. All proceeds to Greene County Habitat for Humanity.
The Bonner Leaders at Tusculum College are part of a national organization of students who commit to completing a required number of hours of community service during each term. The Bonner Leaders work on issues such as improving educational opportunities and fighting hunger through community programs that focus on literacy issues, mentoring and nutrition/anti-hunger initiatives. These students also participate in regular training and reflection activities sponsored by their campuses, their community partners and the Bonner Foundation.
As part of their service and community projects, students in the local Bonner group at the College have worked with Greene County Habitat for Humanity, including cleaning, painting and working in the Habitat ReStore.
“The Fashion Show is a way for us to continue to help Habitat for Humanity locally by not only raising funds, but by raising awareness of the organization and what they do for those in need who live right here in Greene County,” said Amber Sharp, a Tusculum College Bonner Leader who is spearheading this year’s event.
The students organize the event from beginning to end, planning, picking out the clothes, staging the event, publicizing and serve as models. According to Sharp, all of the more than 20 Bonner Leaders from Tusculum College are involved in the Fashion Show project in one way or another.
“It’s a big undertaking, but it’s fun and for a good cause.”
For more information about the Fashion Show or information on volunteering, contact the Center for Civic Advancement at 636-7300.