Just in time for Mother’s Day, a mother-daughter fashion show is being held at Lions Hall in Elmira, with proceeds to help support the women’s crisis centre Anselma House.
The shelter helps protect women and children living in the region who are trying to escape domestic abuse.
“We wanted to help out a charity like Anselma House, which helps tons of women and children, because it is one of those charities that does not get a lot of donations as it does not have a happy feel associated with it,” said Lori Dronick, one of the organizers of the event.
Currently Anselma House has more than 30 beds for women and children and the salon is hoping to raise funds to help the organization expand its facilities to assist with the demand on space.
“Anselma House sees close to 45 people come through their doors, way more than they can handle, and they need more space so we are hoping to raise some donations to help with the cause,” said Dronick.
The Beautiful Me fashion show, hosted by Guys and Dolls Salon, will take place on May 6 starting at 2 p.m.
The fashion show will display clothing and outfits from local businesses including FB and Me, Taylors Bridal, and Core Clothing. The garments will be modeled by locals, ranging in age from 14 to 70 years old, who are all clients of the salon.
“Around spring time everyone wants to look good and feel good and the show is all about confidence and feeling better about oneself,” said Dronick. “We are really hoping to make this a community event.”
Tickets for the show are $20 and include a light lunch with door prizes available.
Anyone interested in attending the event should call 519-669-8234 for more information.