12th annual Men of the Desert fashion show benefits Animal Samaritans

Nearly 500 animal lovers donated between $200 and $250 to attend Animal Samaritan’s 12th annual Men of the Desert fashion show. All funds raised benefited the organization’s life-saving rescue program.

The Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau recommends that nonprofits spend no more than 35 cents on the dollar of its budget on administration and fundraising. Animal Samaritans spends only 10 cents on the dollar, which means the remaining 90 cents goes directly to support its mission and its services.

Animal Samaritans’ board member and News Channel 3’s Patrick Evans opened the event by acknowledging not only the board members in attendance, but also the volunteers and staff who made the program so successful.

Animal Samaritans' Tom Snyder addresses the crowd.

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Following words by co-chairs Lori Serfling and Patrick Mundt, Animal Samaritans’ CEO Tom Snyder ascended the stage and shared that Animal Samaritans had rescued more than 14,000 animals and found

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Models make strides for Tides in Rock the Runway fashion show | WTAJ

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – New York Fashion Week has nothing against Rock the Runway!

It’s a fashion show on Dec. 9 from 7 p.m. – 9 p-m hosted by Diamonds and Lace Bridal in State College.

“Santa will be here for everybody to enjoy take pictures with. We have great appetizers, we have wine flowing, and we have just good upbeat music and fashion to be seen by everybody. So come out and join us for our last hoorah here at Diamonds and Lace,” said owner Diana Zeisky.

Collaborating with LOCK Boutique in Bellefonte, models will take the runway showing off all the latest holiday looks as they make strides for Tides.

Tides is a local non-profit support program for grieving children, teens and adults which all of the fashion show’s proceeds will be going towards.

“It’s amazing to us, it means the world.

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‘This Is Me’ special needs fashion show in Flint provides stage to showcase confidence

FLINT, MI — This weekend 20 people will strut down a stage where they will give their best runway walk in a fashion that’s designed to uplift and give people with special needs a platform and space to be their true authentic selves.

“This Is Me” fashion show, an event that will feature participants with special needs to showcase, who will showcase their confidence and be seen, takes place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at the Capitol Theatre, 140 E. 2nd St., in downtown Flint.

Antionette Watson, 24, is one of the models planning to walk in Sunday’s show, and this isn’t her first gig.

She participated in previous shows that were organized and created by Tracy Palmer.

“I was a bit nervous, but by the time it was finished, I was fine,” Watson told MLive-The Flint Journal about how she felt the very first time she walked the

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Annual Tribute fashion show honors up-and-coming model who died in drowning

ST. LOUIS – Mother Model Management hosted their annual Tribute Fashion show Saturday at the City Foundry. This year’s show welcomed home more than 60 models who have walked runways and modeled for brands and magazines all over the world to honor a model who died this past summer.

Kara Wrice was a 16-year-old incoming junior at Webster Groves High School and a rising star on the volleyball team. She was just beginning to make her print in the fashion industry before she died in a drowning in the Meramac River in Castlewood Park in July. Both her immediate family and her fashion family at Mother Model refuse to let her legacy die with her. 

Mary Clark, co-owner of Mother Model, said, “Her life was so spirit filled and energetic and happy and the impact she had on our models specifically was significant.”

Hundreds of St. Louis creatives, photographers, fashion

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