Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley invites girls and their friends and families to experience the American Girl Fashion Show on Saturday, April 20 or Sunday, April 21 at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.
Performances are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. This fun, engaging program showcases historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls. Proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley programs and services.
More than 170 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 $25 per person and can be ordered by calling 330-746-8712. Sponsorship opportunities and program book ads are also available.
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 Saige™ prize package including a Saige doll (2013 Doll of the Year) with a book and her horse Picasso (value $204), second prize is a Kit® prize package including a Kit doll with book and accessories, desk and chair (value $195), third prize is a Caroline® doll with book and accessories (value $110). The drawing will take place at the conclusion of the Sunday, 3 p.m. show. Winner need not be present to win.
The American Girl Committee consists of Co-chairs Julie Costas and Betty Cmil, along with Kids’ Crew volunteers Susan Berny, Carole Bertolini, Marcy Black, Jayne Boucherle, Joan Bowser, Cortni Bowser, Irene Buccino, Cassi Calderon, Cathy Campana, Jenna Cicchillo, Georgia D’Andrea, Diane D’Alesio, Heather Davis, Mary Dulay, Paula Jakubek, Gayle Kelly, Diana McDonald, Amy Montgomery, Learose Moody, Lori Mowad, Margaret Nigro, Nena Perkins, Dina Petracci, Donna Ranno, Michelle Restivo, Debbie Shattuck, Linda-Lee Siegle, Sharman Simon, Lois Smith, Shirley Smith, Amanda Watanakunakorn, and Pattie Welsh. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley staff who also are on the committee includes JoAnn Stock, director of development, Allison Engstrom, development assistant, and Amber Gallo, show coordinator.
For more information, visit www.akronchildrens.org/americangirlfashionshow or call 330-746-8712.
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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