GALVESTON (Jan -2019) – The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army Galveston County is busy planning 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, Galveston, TX. This boutique has something for all your special occasions for the year.
“I am so honored to serve on The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board and to have served two years as a founding member and chair of the Women’s Auxiliary. The Salvation Army has served such a critical role in our region for over 100 years, and I can’t imagine what our community would do without them,” says Gina.
Regarding the event, she continues, “This event is hugely important to the core mission of the organization and all of the families and individuals that need help. I’m extremely honored to be recognized, and I hope everyone will purchase a ticket or a table and attend this important and FUN event!”
Modeling at the event are well-known local community leaders 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, Drs.Kelli Moulton, Superintendent, Annette Scott, Asst. Superintendent and Vivian Hernandez-Kleinschmidt, Family & Community Engagement Specialist at Galveston ISD. New this year will be a group of student models Ny’Jala Bush, Ashton Sonnier and teacher Kenneth Maxwell of Central Middle School. Students Falon Dunn, Kai Harper and Brian Barnes, teacher from Odyssey Academy. Leonard Woolsey, Publisher of the Galveston County News will serve as Master of Ceremonies for 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, Moody Bank, Galveston Condo Living, Treasure Trove Gifts and Garments, TFG Event Support Services and the San Luis Resort.
Photo Cutline: Lauren Suderman Millo (center), SVP-Marketing Director at Moody Bank, presents their sponsorship gift for the Runway of Hope Style Show and Luncheon to (L-R) Captain Jennifer Jones of The Salvation Army, Doreen Hughes of Open for Business Consulting, Event Chair, Traci Puckett with American National, Event Co-Chair and Honoree Gina Spagnola, CEO of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce.
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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, goto www.salvationarmyusa.org.