August 22, 2014  

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Benefit Fashion Show to Bring Awareness, Raise Funds for Women’s Center

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Fashion and fun are bringing The University of Southern Mississippi’s Katrina Research Center and the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence together to raise money and awareness for an important cause.

The Fashion Benefit Show, co-sponsored by the Katrina Research Center and the Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence, will be held Friday, Sept. 10 from 7:15 – 9:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium at the Southern Miss Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The event is designed to bring attention to and raise money for the work the Women’s Center does for area women and their families.

“This is going to be a fun event for everyone,” said Dr. Deanne Nuwer, director of the Katrina Research Center. “The community and university have come together to make this possible in order to call attention to the wonderful outreach done by the Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence.” 

Participating models from both the university and local community will be dressed by Gatlin’s of Gulfport. The show will also feature many local celebrities including WLOX’s Trang Pham-Bui and Krystal Allen, Harrison County Supervisor Connie Rockco and 2009 Miss Mississippi Junior Teen McKenzie Irish.

In addition to the fashion show, decorative masks by various coast artists will be on display for judging and a favorite selected by the end of the evening. Throughout the event, guests will also have chances to win door prizes.

Ticket prices for the fashion show are $20 for the general public and $10 for any student with a student identification card. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the Katrina Research Center or at the fashion show. For more information, call 228.214.3423 or online visit www.usm.edu/katrina.