Students Use Fashion for Fundraising

A group of students from RPL 430 are putting on a fashion show at CoCo Joe's on November 9 to help support the American Red Cross.

From Left to Right: Stephanie McClung, Kara Waldecker, Alex Sak, Ashley Buffa and Alissa Enszer (Justine Young | Grand Central Magazine)

An upcoming event will allow students from all different groups at Central Michigan University to come together for charity.

Broadcasting senior Stephanie McClung, along with Alex Sak, Alissa Ensezer, Kara Waldecker and Ashley Buffa from the Planning Recreation Program and Events 430 class, are putting on a fashion show fundraiser at CoCo Joe’s Beach House, 4855 E. Blue Grass Road, on Nov. 9 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. All of the proceeds will go toward the Mount Pleasant chapter of the American Red Cross to help clothe America.

Apparel merchandising and design students both current and graduated will design fashions for the show, while girls from various sororities will model their designs.

“What’s different is that we incorporated a lot of different groups from Central Michigan to come together for one cause,” McClung said.

So far, apparel merchandising and design graduate Vicki Good will be one of the designers for the show. Broadcasting and cinematic arts sophomore Faith Gantner, apparel merchandising and design sophomore Megan Corey and communications disorders sophomore Janelle Urban have signed up to be models.

From 4 p.m.-2 a.m., 20 percent of all food and drink sales at CoCo Joe’s will also be donated to the charity. There will be giveaways and raffles throughout the night with prizes from local boutiques and jewelers such as Emma’s Basement, 111 S. University Avenue, and Ace of Diamonds Jewelers, 128 E Broadway Sreet.

Future Project Runway star Kurt Carlson will be making a guest appearance and selling some of his accessories.

“I’ll be wearing a couple of his accessories because I’ll be the emcee of the event,” McClung said.

Modern Rock 91.5 will be doing a live broadcast from the event. The a cappella group On the Rox will also perform.

Throughout the night, McClung will be looking for the best-dressed male and female in the crowd to win a gift pack from local businesses.

“We’re looking for someone who looks head-to-toe pieced together,” McClung said.

The group is still looking for more companies to be sponsors. As of now, McClung’s mother’s business, Villa Carpets, is the only sponsor.

“We hope to make at least $300,” McClung said. “But we would just like to get as many people as we can to come.”


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