Interact put on its first annual fashion show this year to benefit Women Safe,
Inc., an organization that helps women who have been abused. Interact had the
show to help raise money for the new safe-house being built, called the Green
House. A room in the building dedicated to counseling women will be called the
Interact Room. The show took place on May 6 at Chesterland’s new Max Doogan’s,
which gave everyone a chance to sit down and enjoy a meal as they watched the
fashion show. The Saks Off Fifth Avenue donated the clothing and accessories
for the show, which were all modeled by seniors. Chelsea Arnold and Jenna Waldmuller,
both seniors, are the Interact students organizing the show. “It was a
great opportunity for students to get involved while having fun,” said
Jenna. “It went really well.”
In addition to the fashion show, a Chinese auction was held at the beginning of the show, and winners were chosen during intermission. Senator Tim Grendell made an appearance and chose some of the winners for the auction. Freshman Shannon Cortlett organized this part of the benefit, which was a huge success. Prizes ranged from a George Foreman grill to a basket of Avon products, as well as many certificates for restaurants and salons. A 50/50 raffle also took place, where the winner receives half of all the money earned. This year it tallied up to around $84, which one lucky winner took home.
If you didn’t get a chance to come to the show this year, make sure you come to the one that Interact is hoping to have next year. With luck, this successful fundraiser will turn into an annual tradition.