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School's pageant supports CHOA

Event Thursday at Lambert High

POSTED: October 17, 2012 12:31 a.m.
 

From everyday clothes to evening gowns, students at Lambert High will be strutting out the latest fashions for a cause Thursday.

For the fourth year in a row, the school’s DECA club is holding the Miss Lambert High School Pageant, with proceeds this year benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

“Many of us students have been patients of Children’s Healthcare ourselves at one point or another in our lives, so I think people will take that to heart and will come out,” said Caroline Brown, DECA chapter president.

“There’s one at The Avenue [Forsyth] and that’s really close to us, so we thought this is really close to home and a good way to involve the community.”

Brown said last year’s fashion show benefited the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

The show will feature three rounds. The first will highlight professional wear, followed by everyday fashions. It will finish up with formal wear.

In addition to the fashions, Brown said Thursday’s event will offer something new.

“We’re going to have a student come speak and give their testimony about a disease that they have and how Children’s Healthcare has affected their lives and made them be able to be treated,” she said.

“We’re going to keep it really compassionate and just involve as many people as possible from our DECA chapter.”

There also will be a raffle, with prizes including a baseball signed by the entire Atlanta Braves team.

Brown said she expects at least 400 people to attend, adding that they’ve “come pretty close to selling out each year.”

 

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