GALVESTON (March -2019) – The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army Galveston County is in final preparations for the Runway of Hope Style Show and Luncheon honoring Gina Spagnola, President of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. Gina is a long-time champion of The Salvation Army as well as all of Galveston County. Set for March 29th in the Grand Ballroom of the San Luis Hotel, the show will feature fashions by Treasure Trove Gifts and Garments, located on 61st Street in Galveston. This boutique has something for all your special occasions for the year. Cruz Cortez Clothiers, located on Postoffice Street, will provide men’s fashions.
Of special interest are the models chosen for the Style Show. “Our models truly represent the diversity of our wonderful community” said Doreen Hughes, Event Chair. “Included are well-known community leaders, but also students and representatives of our schools and our first responders.” Models are Brenda Weber, wife of Congressman Randy Weber, Chris Alderman Kinard, wife of John Kinard, Galveston County District Clerk, Ruth Martinez, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Galveston, Dr. Kelli Moulton, Superintendent of GISD, Dr. Annette Scott, Asst. Superintendent and Dr. Vivian Hernandez-Kleinschmidt, Family & Community Engagement Specialist. Representing Galveston Police Department is Officer Jovan Harris. Student models Ny’Jala Bush, Ashton Sonnier and teacher Kenneth Maxwell of Central Middle School will join students Falon Dunn, Kai Harper and teacher Gary Barnes from Odyssey Academy. Leonard Woolsey, Publisher of the Galveston County News will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the event. Kroger is again providing beautiful centerpieces for all the tables that will be for sale at the end of the event.
Doors will open at 11:00AM on March 29th. VIP ticket holders can enter at 10:30AM for a special reception and time of shopping in the Closet of Hope. The Women’s Auxiliary is collecting fashions for the Closet of Hope. Donations of gently used or new high-end fashions can be dropped off at The Salvation Army in Galveston at 601 51st Street marked to the attention of the Style Show. Tickets and sponsorships are available online at www.salvationarmygalvestoncounty.org or by calling Holly McDonald at 409-763-1691, ext. 75313. Early event sponsors are the John P. McGovern Foundation, Kroger, Dr. Leon Bromberg Charitable Trust, The San Luis Resort, Moody Bank, Texas First Bank, UTMB Health, Galveston Condo Living, Treasure Trove Gifts and Garments, Cruz Cortez Clothiers and TFG Event Support Services.
Photo Cutline: The Closet of Hope features great deals on quality fashions to benefit The Salvation Army of Galveston County. Donate gently used or new high-end fashions to the Closet of Hope by dropping them at The Salvation Army at 601 51st Street in Galveston or 4801 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway in Texas City marked to the attention of The Style Show. Call 409-763-1691 for details!
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About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.