Fashion Show Raises Excitement and Money for Hugs for Haiti

February 24, 2010

More than 130 people from Mount Union, the Alliance community, area colleges and student’s families, attended the annual Black Student Union Fashion Show on Saturday, February 20.

This year’s theme, “Ladies and Gents: Pressed and Polished,” featured clothing and accessories from American Commodore Tuxedo at Westfield Belden Village Shopping Mall, Dillard’s at Westfield Belden Village Shopping Mall and the Mount Union Bookstore. Scenes included School Spirit, Pajama Party, Winter Wonderland, Prom 2010, Night Out on the Town and a Michael Jackson Tribute.

                                   

“It was great to see the Mount Union community, other area colleges and family members support our fashion show, as well as Hugs for Haiti,” said Richard Jackson, assistant dean of students and director of multicultural student affairs. “We raised over $350 for the Pierre Garcon Hope Project in support of the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission. I’m truly proud of our students for the time, effort and energy that they put in to make the show such a success.”

Tickets for the Fashion Show, co-sponsored by the Black Student Union and the Raider Programming Board, were $2 and supported Hugs for Haiti, a fundraising effort that was established by the Fellowship for Christian Athletes and other Mount Union student organizations. Money raised through the Hugs for Haiti project will be donated to the Pierre Garcon Hope Project in support of the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission, which provides for schools, food programs, orphanages, medical clinics, agricultural development, churches and a Bible college for the people of Haiti.

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