Released 5 June 2012
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Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Holds THINK Pink Tea and Fashion Show
In early June, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club held its first THINK Pink Tea and Fashion Show featuring 20 young ladies and a six scene fashion show.
The six scenes were Rain and Shine; Weekender; School Days; Junior Prom; Sunday's Best and the Think Pink Grand Finale.
The gym at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club was set up with a decorated runway and the girls waited behind the curtains for their time to take that walk down the runway.
"No one appeared nervous, just confident and proud as they showed off the fruit of their hard work," said Dot Crenshaw, Program Director at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.
The event also featured several guest speakers including Jediah Jones, Legislative Assistant for Senator Donald McEachin, and Dr. Deloris Whitaker, a Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary member.
Jones talked about being a positive young female in today's world and Whitaker spoke about the importance of using appropriate manners.
"Being a person who enjoys gardening, I have always enjoyed putting my bulbs in the ground just at the right time, fertilizing as needed, watering daily, then watching and waiting to see the results," said Crenshaw.
"That's how I would describe how this event; we started out with over 29 girls wanting to be a part of the event, and just like the bulbs you plant, we lost a few."
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club partnered with Ms. Dana Sykes, a volunteer and a local model with Rhapsody. Sykes taught the girls from the Club how to walk and present with grace.
Ms. Velva Brown, a Mary Kay consultant, taught the girls about taking care of their skin and body.
"Under the guidance of Dana and Velva, we really saw our girls starting to grow," said Crenshaw. "The girls will be able to use the information as tools for life."
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club wish to thank our volunteers who made this event successful; Jediah Jones, Legislative Assistant to Senator Donald McEachin; Dr. Deloris Whitaker, a Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary member; George Boston, University of Richmond; Kayla Miller, University of Richmond; Kathy Rosel, from Family and Friends; Sandy Jeffries. From Family and Friends; Marian Harris, a Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Advisory Council Member; Reeda Worden, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club and Family and Friends Advisory Council Member; Dana Sykes, from Family and Friends; Velva Brown, a Mary Kay Consultant; Iris & Howard Coleman, from Family and Friends; Whitney Scott; The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club's Adult Line Dance Class; Anthony Taylor; and Mark Taylor.