American Girl Fashion Show® to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley

“Model Calls” to be held March 3 and March 10


Plans are underway and models are being sought for a series of American Girl Fashion Show® events which will be held on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Show times are 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. The shows, presented by the Kids’ Crew of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, will benefit the hospital’s programs and services. “Model Calls” for girls interested in modeling in the shows will take place on March 3 or March 10.

The American Girl Fashion Show® is a fun, engaging program that combines education, fashion and goodwill, creating a memorable experience for families. Matching outfits for girls and their dolls are featured as the audience enjoys the interactive and stylish showcase of historical and contemporary fashions. Audiences will delight in historical clothing, from daywear to sleepwear to special-occasion clothing that resembles what popular American Girl characters Kaya, Josefina, Addy, Rebecca, Kit, Molly and Julie might have worn.

Contemporary “My American Girl” outfits for older girls and sweet Bitty Baby fashions for little ones complete the program. Local children will serve as models and will present the fashions, while lively commentary, music and decorations will create a memorable experience for girls and their families.

The Kids’ Crew is seeking local girls who are interested in modeling for the American Girl Fashion Shows ®. Models must be a size 10 or size 6x in order to wear the clothing provided by American Girl®. Tere will also be a limited number of modeling opportunities for girls of other sizes, but models must purchase their own outfit from a list of pre-approved selections.

“Model Calls” will take place on March 3 and 10 from 1 - 4 p.m. in the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Community Room, which is located in Building C on the hospital’s Beeghly Campus, 6505 Market Street in Boardman. Girls interested in modeling must be accompanied by a parent and need to attend only one of the “Model Call” sessions. Models will be selected based upon their poise, confidence, stage presence and resemblance to an American Girl® doll. (Visit to view the dolls.)

To receive an application packet and registration materials, please call 330-746-8712 or visit Once selected, models will be required to pay a $25 registration fee, and must be available for fittings on March 31, as well as rehearsals on April 22 and April 27, in addition to their assigned show time.

The American Girl Fashion Show® events will also include refreshments, with a tea party theme, favors, door prizes, and fabulous raffles featuring American Girl merchandise. Tickets are $30 per person and can be ordered by calling 330-746-8712 or visiting Sponsorship opportunities, program book ads and VIP family tables are also available.

About American Girl

American Girl is one of the nation’s top direct marketers, children’s publishers, and experiential retailers. American Girl programs is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations to present Fashion Show events to raise funds for children’s charities. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to “celebrate girls,” American Girl Programs’ events have generated millions of dollars for worthwhile causes nationwide.

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Models sought for American Girl fashion show to benefit our Mahoning Valley programs

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