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Fashion show to benefit OASIS March 23

By Anna Oakes (anna.oakes@mountaintimes.com)



Article Published: Mar. 15, 2012 | Modified: Mar. 24, 2012
Fashion show to benefit OASIS March 23

Local celebrities will model fashions by Gladiola Girls and hair and makeup styles by Haircut 101 on Friday, March 23, as part of the OASIS Benefit Fashion Show.
Photo courtesy of Tommy White Photography



Pairing metropolitan style with small-town heart, Haircut 101, Gladiola Girls and Char present the OASIS Benefit Fashion Show on Friday, March 23, at Char in downtown Boone from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $60, which includes the fashion show, buffet dinner from Char, desserts from Stick Boy Bread Company, a complimentary glass of wine, a raffle ticket for one of four grand prizes, a gift bag and a dance party.

All proceeds benefit Boone-based OASIS (Opposing Abuse with Service, Information and Shelter) Inc.
“It’s going to be a really glamorous, fun evening,” said Bishop Glover of Haircut 101. “We certainly do expect to sell out. Ticket sales are great so far.”

Gladiola Girls will provide the spring and summer fashions in a tribal theme — “which is very hot right now,” Glover noted.

Modeling the clothes, with hair and makeup by Haircut 101, will be local women, including Gwen Dhing of Makoto’s and Kelly DuPree of Boone Saloon. DJ Corey Brennan will spin music.

Every ticketholder will be eligible for one of four grand raffle prizes, valued between $350 and $800.

In addition, $5 raffle tickets will be sold for at least 20 prizes, valued between $75 and $300 and donated by local businesses. Raffle tickets can be purchased wherever fashion tickets are sold, and you do not have to be present to win.

Ticketholders will receive gift bags full of goodies, coupons and gift certificates, worth more than $150. Businesses that have donated for gift bags and raffles include Haircut 101, Gladiola Girls, Hob Nob Farm Café, Marathon Chiropractic, Andrea N. Capua, Makoto’s, Char, Black Cat Burrito, Our Daily Bread, Bumble & Bumble, Magic Cycles, Eli Peltz Massage and Boone Saloon.

“We’ve got thousands and thousands of dollars worth of raffle prizes, (and) each ticket comes with a gift bag,” Glover said. “It certainly pays for itself.”

Glover credited Haircut 101 owner John Mena with generating the idea for the fashion show.

“He’s always been a huge supporter of OASIS and really women in general,” Glover said. “Part of our job in the beauty industry is empowering women.”

She added, “Another goal of ours was to really bring together all these downtown businesses and provide everyone with a chance to help out … to promote a sense of unity and a ‘shop local’ vibe and promote our downtown.

“We are a small town, but we do have a lot of style. We aren’t behind the times. We want to show that, too.”

OASIS provides support and services to victims of domestic violence and assault. In 2011, OASIS served 338 survivors and 326 of their children and responded to 1,891 crisis events and information calls.

Contributions support the OASIS Crisis Line (828-262-5035), available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year; the protective shelter for women and their children; support, education and mental health services; and community education about domestic violence.

“We’re just always thrilled when people in the community are proactive about knowing that we could definitely use their financial support,” said Rebecca Gummere, associate director of OASIS. “And not just financial, it’s about awareness raising in addition to fundraising.”

OASIS representatives will share information about the organization’s mission and services at the fashion show event.

Tickets for the fashion show are available at Haircut 101, Gladiola Girls and Char. Seating is limited. Char is located at 179 Howard St. in downtown Boone. For more information, call (828) 262-3324 or (828) 963-0710.



Raffle Prizes

Purchase a $5 raffle ticket at Haircut 101, Char and Gladiola Girls or at the fashion show for a chance to win one of these prizes. You don’t have to be present to win. This is not a complete list, as raffle prizes are still being donated.

Marathon Chiropractic: Two packages: New patient exam and chiropractic visit (with full body adjustment) and a one-hour massage. Transferable. ($150 value each)

Lisa Rees CPA at Bryce Holder CPA: Personal Income Tax Preparation and filing (estimated $350 value)

Ginger Daily, Health Point RX: Medically supervised weight loss package ($160 value)

Black Cat Burrito: $5 off any two burritos per month for one year (expires monthly) plus $20 Our Daily Bread gift certificate ($80 value)

Boone Saloon: $25 gift certificate and T-shirt

Speakeasy Tattoo: $50 gift certificate

Mellow Mushroom: one free pizza per month for one year ($300 value)

Burton Moomaw: acupuncture appointment ($60 value)

Char: $50 gift card plus special prize

Anna Banana’s $50 gift certificate plus $20 Our Daily Bread certificate

Stick Boy: gift certificates plus $20 Our Daily Bread certificate

Blue Ridge Vision: Christian Dior sunglasses

Sue Ivey: beer basket ($100 value)

Allison with Pure Romance: $50 gift basket plus $25 gift certificate

Nancy Greene: 1.5-hour hot stone massage ($110 value)

Blowing Rock Ale beer basket ($75 value)

Our Daily Bread: $60 gift certificate

Makoto’s: $50 gift certificate, sake decanter with two cups

Hob Knob Farm Café: gift certificate

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