The Hants Community Hospital Auxiliary wants to challenge residents' perception of what's available in the area as they raise funds to support the hospital.
Ann MacArthur is the co-chair of the auxiliary's upcoming fashion show on Nov. 3.
She said the fundraiser is important not only because it helps the hospital, but because it's going to bring awareness to the community about what can be found in Windsor.
“Sometimes we aren't aware, or we think we have to look outside our town to dress well. We want to promote the fact that you can dress really well just going to the stores that are available to us in our own community,” said MacArthur. “Shop local.”
The fashion show fundraiser will be held at the Cedar Centre, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The show will feature local men and women, plus teenagers, modeling items that can be purchased in town.
“It is going to be a really fun event,” said MacArthur.
“We have door prizes, a silent auction and we are showcasing garments from Joe Fresh (Superstore), Tatums, Sequels, In the Bin – any business in our community that is associated with the fashion industry is going to be featured with local models.”
About a dozen stores are participating, and 20-25 models.
“We're hoping that it is an evening where people will come in groups and just relax and have a good time,” said MacArthur. “We will offer you a chance to appreciate what is available in our community.”
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