by Kim Matthews
École Fox Run School hosted its first ever fundraising fashion show and had an amazing turn out, May 23.
The event was a fundraiser to support T.O.U.C.H Ministries work in Ogooma, Uganda. The schools in Sylvan Lake have all completed different fundraising events for this group in hopes of making a huge difference.
According to Joanne Sikma, with T.O.U.C.H., we already have. A new well for drinking water and a school house room that was named after École Fox Run School were funded from last year’s fundraising events.
Ticket sales and a bake sale raised over $650 for the charity. Students, staff, family and others in attendance all had an incredible evening.
The students should be very proud of how the fashion show turned out — some of them started out a little nervous but gained confidence throughout the evening.
Models all had to go to three different stores that agreed to lend outfits and sign a contract agreeing to take care of the clothing on loan. Ten stores loaned clothes for this amazing event. Those in Sylvan Lake were Mulberry Lane, Cobbs Clothing, Nomads, Cast Away Sports and The Whole Show. Stores from Red Deer included, One Tooth, The Edge, West 49, American Eagle and Old Navy.
The models included Mitchell McDonald, Liam Edgecombe, Dylan Harnett, Sheldon Trudel, Trysten Sylvester, Lindsay Ojala, Kirsten Prelle, Madison Scott, Bryn O’Brien, Shaye Strain, Cassidy Klein, Faith Kerik, Jocelyn Mosset, Victoria Matejka, Taylor Bootsma, Elise Dumont, Piper Lavergne, Hannah Lynn, Baylee White, Taylor Valliere, Alexis Cadman, Allyssa Cossuta, Morgan Lockyer, Kyndal Cutforth and Erin Matthews.
MCs for the event were Emma Villeneuve and Megan Finner who did an excellent job.
Parent helpers were Janice White, Abby White (KG Country) and Trudy Strain. Back stage student helpers were Zoey Rodin, Kierston Lewandowski, Amy Busch and Kaitlyn Simpson. The incredible staff at École Fox Run School are always there to support their students. A big thank you must be given to David Pengelly and GES Canada for the runway and curtain set up for the evening.