This is the fifth 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.
For the third year in a row, there will be a prelude to the sale entitled “Designers Challenge and Parade of Dresses Competition,” which is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6, in Athens Technical College’s auditorium.
It takes a lot of people, volunteering a lot of time, to put these two events together each year but it pays off. Both events last year raised nearly $30,000 in funds for the non-profit charity that serves people with mental health, developmental disabilities and alcohol and drug issues.
The fashion show is “modeled” along the lines of the TV show Project Runway and includes eight local designers and 28 local models, including one designer and five models from Madison County this year.
2013 Madison County High School homecoming queen Isabel Edwards will model a dress in the “parade of dresses.” Edwards is a pro this year, having been involved in the event last year.
2010 homecoming queen Hannah Baird, another pro, will also model a dress. This is her third year to participate in the event.
Megan Hanley is a seventh grader at the middle school and this is her first experience as a model. Hanley says she is excited, and also a little nervous about her upcoming walk on the runway. She will be wearing a pink dress with sequins.
Little Callie Crawford, who just 3, will be also be wearing pink – her favorite color.
Barbara Fogg, who lives near Commerce, will be designing and modeling a dress representing her company, Athens Family Dental.
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