Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley invites girls and their friends and families to experience the American Girl Fashion Show on Saturday, April 28 or Sunday, April 29 at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Performances are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day. This fun, engaging program showcases historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls. Proceeds will benefit local programs and services of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.
More than 130 local models will present the fashions, while lively commentary, music and decorations will create a memorable experience for girls and their families. Audiences will delight in historical clothing, from daywear to sleepwear to special-occasion clothing, that resembles what the 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.
The event also includes refreshments featuring a tea party luncheon theme, party favors, raffles and door prizes. Tickets are $30 per person and can be ordered by calling 330-746-8712. Sponsorship opportunities and program book ads are also available.
For more information visit akronchildrens.org/americangirlfashionshow or call 330-746-8712.
A Grand Raffle, hosted by The Kids’ Crew of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, will be conducted. Tickets are $5 each and can be obtained from any Kids’ Crew member or by calling 330.746.8712. The first prize is a Rebecca® prize package including a Rebecca doll with hat, scarf and book, bed pajamas, robe and two kittens (value $302), second prize is a Kit® prize package including a Kit doll with book and accessories, table and chairs (value $214), third prize is a McKenna™ doll with book (value $105). The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the Sunday, 4:00 p.m. show. Winners need not be present to win.
The American Girl Committee consists of volunteers Julie Costas, Chair, Lynee Aiad-Toss, Rochelle Bellino, Susan Berny, Marcy Black, Irene Buccino, Cathy Campana, Cassi Calderon, Betty Cmil, Georgia D’Andrea, Julie Ginnis, Donna Hayat, Paula Jakubek, Patty Marsico, Learose Moody, Lori Mowad, Carol Sankovic, Linda-Lee Siegle, Shirley Smith, Megan Szalay, Kim Simon, Amanda Watanakunakorn, Patty Welsh, Karen Wilson, Melinda Wolford and Denise D. York, and Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Staff, JoAnn Stock, director of development, Allison Engstrom, development assistant, and interns Amber Gallo and Nicole Heywood.
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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