Fashion show to raise funds for scholarships
Community volunteers will model the latest in safari wear at a fashion show to raise money for local rodeo scholarships.
Now in its 44th year, the show is a presentation of the NASA/Clear Creek/Friendswood Houston Metro Go Texan Subcommittee of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
Rodeo Gone Wild," will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, during at Johnson Space Center's Gilruth Center, 2101 NASA Parkway.
It's a great event," show coordinator Stephanie Rice said. It's a lot of fun, but ultimately it's about raising scholarship money for our area."
Last year, the 75-member subcommittee provided 11 $15,000 scholarships for Clear Creek and Friendswood district students.
Since it was established more than 40 years ago, the subcommittee has raised more than $1 million for Bay-area students, said Captain Anita Fogtman, who has been a subcommittee member for 10 years.
I think it's very important to give students the opportunity to get a good college education," she said.
Additional fund-raising events include a dinner dance, a Cowboys and Cowgirls Who Cook" dinner, a Celebrity Celebration" program to honor subcommittee supporters and a community bus trip to the rodeo.
It's all about educating the youth of Texas," Fogtman said.
The fashion shows draws about 400 people a year.
This year's presentation is being produced by Lenny Matuszewski.
He's well known for producing fashion shows all over the country," Rice said.
The morning also will feature a live auction, and the subcommittee will recognize its committeeman of the year. The identity of the honoree will remain secret until then.
After the show, Bailey's American Grille, 2320 NASA Parkway in Seabrook, will provide lunch.
From there, guests will move into the center's ballroom for casino games and a silent auction, which will continue until 5 p.m.
Tickets are $100 per person.
Call Tama Brantley at 713-542-4834.
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