09/22/10 — Fashion show to raise money for abandoned animals

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Fashion show to raise money for abandoned animals

By Becky Barclay
Published in News on September 22, 2010 1:46 PM

The topic will be the latest fall styles, but dogs and cats, not the human models, will be the main focus of an upcoming fashion show fundraiser for the Wayne County Animal Adoption and Education Center.

Sponsored by Maurices, "Rescues and Runways" will be held Thursday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express.

This is the second annual event that Maurices has held for the center.

"People tend to forget about these animals," store manager Pam Kozol said. "We often forget that animals are part of our lives, too. Pets are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

Rescues and Runways will start with a silent auction at 5 p.m. Various businesses and groups in Wayne County have donated prizes for the auction. There will items such as a teeth whitening package from Lafevers Dental Team, a $200 bowling party, gift certificates from local restaurants, free oil changes, a purse donated by From the Heart, a gift bag from Hallmark, gift cards from Maurices and much more.

At 7 p.m., there will be a fashion show with clothing from Maurices worn by people from the community.

Miss North Carolina will be on hand to sign autographs and answer questions, beauty queens will provide special entertainment for the evening, and Shag Daddy will be the disc jockey.

And for people looking for a new pet, the animal center will have several animals on hand at the event. Ms. Kozol said the goal is to get all of them adopted that evening.

Finger foods will be provided.

All proceeds from the event go to the Wayne County Animal Adoption and Education Center.

In addition, Maurices also is collecting donations of money and supplies at its store on Berkeley Boulevard through Sept. 30. Those may be dropped off Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m.

Chevrolet Cadillac of Goldsboro has already donated 400 pounds of supplies for the animal shelter. And Holiday Inn Express donated the venue.

Admission to the show is free, however, donations will be accepted.