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Hospital auxiliary holding fashion show
Fundraiser set for Feb. 18
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Forsyth County News

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Northside Hospital-Forsyth Auxiliary will hold a fashion show fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 18 in Coldwater Creek at The Avenue-Forsyth on Peachtree Parkway. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Northside-Forsyth gift shop or by contacting Diane Smith at (678) 207-6089.

Fashion will be used to raise money for a good cause.

The Northside Hospital-Forsyth Auxiliary plans to hold a fashion show in Coldwater Creek at The Avenue-Forsyth from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 18.

Diane Smith, one of the organizers of the event, said this will be the first time the volunteer organization has held a fashion show to raise money.

“We have done some at other stores in the past, but that was as an appreciation event for our volunteers,” she said. “This is the first time we’ll be using the show as a fundraiser.”

Smith said the auxiliary group, which has some 200 members, holds a number of events throughout the year to raise money for various programs at the hospital.

“We look at all the capital expenses throughout the year and provide additional funding to help out,” she said.

Smith said the group has provided items such as additions to the cafeteria and warming machines for blankets and gowns.

The fashion show, which features breakfast, will primarily raise funds for the group’s scholarship program.

“Each year we give about $10,000 to $15,000 in scholarships to students going into various health care fields,” she said.

DeBorah Loomis, an event coordinator with the local Coldwater Creek store, said she and her colleagues were happy to help with the fashion show.

“We’re passionate about helping nonprofits and coming together for the good of our community,” she said.

Loomis said the show will feature nine members of the auxiliary’s board modeling some of the store’s spring line.

She said each woman will wear two different outfits from the store, and will be escorted by members of North Forsyth High School’s Marine Corps JROTC program.

They will also be treated to hair and makeup styling for the event.

“We’re going to pamper them,” Loomis said.

Besides breakfast and fashion, the event will also offer goodie bags to attendees, featuring various items and discounts from several Avenue-Forsyth vendors.

“I just took the bull by the horns and got a lot of the other shops involved,” Loomis said.

Tickets to the event are $10 each and will be limited due to space at the store, Smith said.

She’s hoping for a good turnout.

“It’s going to be a good, fun event for a good cause,” she said.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to do this year after year.”