The Holly Springs Food Cupboard is holding its first annual fashion show and luncheon to benefit the cupboard. The Fashion for Food event will be held Saturday, May 18, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Sunrise United Methodist Church off Sunset Lake Rd. Holly Springs resident celebrities will model the latest fashions, and attendees will be treated to lunch and shopping.
“As a non-profit, and being the only food cupboard in Holly Springs, we work really hard to always have food and funding,” said Mary Babbitt with the Holly Springs Food Cupboard. Babbitt is coordinating the event along with co-chair Janis Treiber and a committee that includes Julie Cox, Laurie Linn and Jan Stone.
Fashion for Food is to be an annual event. This year, about 15 locals will model fashions from Marshalls that just opened in Holly Springs Towne Center, Ashworth’s Clothing & Shoes in Fuquay Varina, Devil’s Ridge Golf Pro Shop and Sunset Ridge Tennis Shop.
The show’s master of ceremonies is Holly Springs High School teacher Stephen Herrick.
Adult models include Jimmy Cobb, Rick Leach, Micheal LeBeau, Rod Whitesell, Glen Williams, Wanda Holloway, Barbara Sack, Britney Kensmoe and Dawn Williams.
The focus behind the choice of the models, Babbitt said, was local volunteers and people who serve, including coaches, teachers, business owners, and others who give time to the Holly Springs community. Children and teens also will be in the show.
Following the show, vendors will sell gifts for men and women.
“We’re excited,” Babbitt said. “It’ll be fun.”
Tickets are $25 each or two for $40. Tables also are available. The entire ticket price goes directly to the food cupboard. For tickets, contact Babbitt at email@example.com or (919) 285-9191.
The gold sponsor of the event is Carolina Family Vision. Silver sponsors are RICA Company, Sunset Ridge Tennis Club, and Paula and Jim Kaiser. Donations of food include those by Stick Boy Bread Company and Chick-fil-A. Sunrise United Methodist is donating the space for the event.
“So many people have reached out,” Babbitt said. “We appreciate everybody.”