GALVESTON (Feb. 2018) – The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army Galveston County is busy planning the Runway of Hope Style Show and Luncheon honoring local resident Carol Greaney-Wurst. Set for March 2 in the Grand Ballroom of the San Luis Hotel, the show will feature fashions put together by Blu Boutique for all the special occasions of the year.
“I’m thrilled to be involved in this great community event. I have selected several fashions including accessories that will represent all the special occasions and fun events women attend throughout the year. Everyone will get some great fashion ideas for their next special event or outing,” said Michelle Robach, owner of Blu Boutique and producer of the Style Show. Professional models will be joined by well-known local community supporters Brenda Weber, Chris Kinard, Becky Trout, Doreen Hughes and Vivian Hernandez. Gina Spagnola will emcee the event.
Carol Greaney-Wurst will receive the Champion of Hope award from The Salvation Army for her lifetime of work in Galveston County. Carol raised six children as a single mother while teaching school and selling ice machines on the side. She taught at Ball High for more than 20 years, an experience that propelled her to run for, and win, a spot on the GISD school board where she served for 9 years. She built a successful business selling ice machines and other kitchen equipment all while staying involved in education and other community organizations.
Doors will open at 11:00 on March 2. VIP ticket holders can enter at 10:30 for a special reception and time of shopping in the Closet of Hope, formally the Chic Boutique. The Women’s Auxiliary is still 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. This event is sponsored by the John P. McGovern Foundation, Kroger, the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, Realtor Cynthia Wander, HomeTown Bank, Moody Bank, Texas First Bank, UTMB and the San Luis Resort
Picture Cutline: Emma and Michelle Robach join Style Show honoree Carol Greaney Wurst at Blu Boutique located at 2118 Post Office in Galveston.
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Director of Development
The Salvation Army Galveston County
601 51st Street
Galveston, TX 77551
(409) 763-1691, ext. 75313