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Fashion show benefits Baldwin High School prom

| Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 9:02 p.m.

Giddy students in Baldwin High School's senior class will dress in their best and model the fashions in February to raise money for the prom.

“Seeing them get ready to go out on the stage ... just the excitement and the joy of it is great,” said Melanie Fisher, learning support teacher and senior class co-advisor.

Michelle Kilburn, information management teacher and senior class co-advisor, remembers the how boys at last year's prom fashion show shined.

“They were more excited than the girls,” Kilburn said.

Baldwin High School's senior class will host a prom fashion show on Feb. 17 in the gymnasium to raise money for the May 31 formal dance at the Embassy Suites Pittsburgh in Moon Township.

“We just want to get as many people as we can to come,” Kilburn said.

This is the second year that the senior class hosted a fashion show. The success of last year's event — in which more than 400 people attended and helped raise $5,000 — meant that this year is larger.

“It was very successful last year,” Kilburn said. “We're hoping for the same.”

Thirty couples will model dresses donated by Carrie Ann's Bridal and suits donated by Valotta's Tuxedos during the fashion show. Philip Pelusi Salons will provide make-up and up-dos for the girls, while Great Clips will give the boys haircuts, Fisher said.

Carrie Ann's Bridal will provide a discount to those who order a dress at the event, Kilburn said.

Also, more than 30 vendors will have tables at the event, including jewelers, nail salons and bakers. The event also will include a Chinese auction of more than 40 specialty baskets, cakes made by local bakeries and a Disney World park hopper pass for four worth about $600, Fisher said.

In addition, the prom fashion show will kick off the day before, on Feb. 16, with a dress consignment sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Baldwin High School gymnasium lobby.

Dresses, shoes and accessories were donated in November and December. The items are for sale for no higher than $100 and as low as $10 or for free.

“We're pretty full,” Kilburn said.

Laura Van Wert is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5814 or at lvanwert@tribweb.com.

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