”What a great day,” said Leslie Disheau, chair of the Seaway District High School parents council on Sunday, November 6, when Sears Iroquois and River Rat Treasures sponsored a fund raising show for Seaway. “The fashion clothing was just stunning and all the models looked amazing.”
The fashion show, which featured vendors as well as several door prizes and a 50/50 draw, earned $1,393 at the door. This amount will be matched through the generosity of the Morrisburg branch of the Scotia Bank, whose employees turned out to help with the event. “We will probably be close to $3,000,” Disheau said. Monies are still coming in from vendors and expenses are still being determined.
The fashion show was organized and staged by local Iroquois businesswoman, Candace Menges, owner of the Sears outlet, Candy’s Hair Salon and River Rat Treasures. Annually, Menges and Sears Iroquois present fashion shows as a fund raisers for local charities and organizations. This year, she was approached by the Seaway parents council for help.
“Technology in the classroom is our fund raising goal this year,” Disheau explained. “The money we raise will be used for SmartBoards, Elmos and science equipment for Seaway High.”
“This is my first time as a fashion model,” laughed Seaway principal Terry Gardiner, “and I will be mainly concentrating on not tripping. I really appreciate this special fund raiser for our school. It reflects visible community support for our 90 per cent graduation goal.”
Sixteen models of all ages showed school, casual, cruise and party wear from Sears. Guests attending the gala also had the opportunity to do a little early Christmas shopping from area vendors. Vendors also donated eight door prizes for lucky visitors.
The 50/50 draw was won by Heather Black and the Cuisinart Single Serve Coffee Machine was won by Lisa Bailey.