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While guests enjoyed an array of tea sandwiches, scones, and sweets including fruit tarts and chocolate covered strawberries, they were treated to a fashion show featuring many models from the Avenues’ Thrift Shoppe AveVenture program.   All the fashions featured on the runway were donated to the Thrift Shoppe, and personally selected by the models.

The guests were able to purchase all the fashions worn by the models, bid on several silent auction and raffle prizes, and buy glassware, specialty clothing and seasonal items from the Thrift Shoppe.  Arguably the most popular area is the “boutique,” featuring craft items handmade or painted by Avenues’ Thrift Shoppe participants.  These include decorated gift bags, magnets, photo frames, pillows, floral arrangements and ornaments.


Special thanks to Chair Jolene Wise Silverman, Co-chairs Jeanne Doheny and Pat Grimes, the entire Beyond the Runway committee, and all the volunteers who helped make the event so successful. 

Visit the media gallery to view more photos! http://avenuestoindependence.org/easel/gallery/Image.cfm?GalleryID=1096



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