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The evening of December 18th was bustling with excited preparations for the first-ever Holiday Fashion Show presented by the Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities in partnership with Ohio Valley Goodwill and Paul Mitchell Schools. Seventeen models who are served by the Board through their programs and services were preparing to be the featured stars of the first-ever Fashion Show event. As the Fashion Sponsor for the show, Ohio Valley Goodwill’s donation team had worked hard for months selecting fashions for each model which would showcase attire that would be appropriate for holiday events. Designer styles from Calvin Klein and Jessica Howard were included in the collection along with items from Justice and other popular labels. “We wanted to make sure that we provided fashion selections that would look great on each and every model in the show,” said Sharon Hannon, Goodwill Marketing Manager.
The volunteer Master of Ceremonies, Joe Koehl along with DJ Phil, got the party started with a wonderful welcome song performed by Joe and his family members who did a parody of the traditional holiday classic Halleujah. The assembled audience members joined along in the chorus and it made for a festive start to the Fashion Show event. Eager models waited for their cue looking fabulous in their designer outfits with hair beautifully styled by students from Paul Mitchell Schools. One by one, each model made their grand entrance in accompaniment to wonderful holiday music chosen especially for their appearance.
All of the models featured in this year’s Fashion Show event did a remarkable job of showing off their holiday attire in the most flattering ways possible and also sharing the charm of their personalities during the hour long performance.
The elaborate show finished with a large curtain call with all of the models assembled on stage together as well as show sponsors to receive recognition and applause from the enthusiastic audience.
A holiday-themed reception followed the show with homemade Christmas cookies provided by volunteers and friends of the Warren County Board of DD. “Ohio Valley Goodwill could not have been more pleased to be the Fashion Sponsor for this first-time Holiday event and congratulate all of the wonderful models and staff team members who worked so hard to make the show a wonderful success,” said Sharon Hannon, Marketing Manager.