This is the fourth year for “adDRESS A Need,” a charity dress sale that benefits Advantage Behavioral Health Systems and the 10-county area it serves, including Madison County.
And for the second year in a row, there will be a prelude to the sale entitled “Designers Challenge and Parade of Dresses Competition,” which is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Rialto Room of the Hotel Indigo in downtown Athens.
It takes a lot of people, volunteering a lot of time, to put these two events together each year, all to benefit Advantage Behavioral Health Services, which serves a ten-county area, including Madison County. These events together raised $26,000 last year for the tax-deductible charity. All proceeds from this year’s events will specifically go to ABHS’s Crisis Stabilization Unit.
Next Tuesday’s fashion show is “modeled” along the lines of the TV show, Project Runway, and includes eight local designers and 26 local models, including one designer and four models from Madison County.
Teri Sheridan, owner of “Sew Neat, So Sweet Creations,” a local sewing and embroidery shop in Hull, is designing a wedding dress for her daughter, Kari Sheridan, from three donated wedding gowns.
“We started with “Wedding Singer Reject” and our final design will be entitled ‘Say Yes to the Dress,’” said Kari.
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