Little Black Dress Fashion Show • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Little Black Dress Fashion Show

Goodwill’s 3rd Annual Little Black Dress Fashion Show will be held on Thursday, October 15th at the Avalon Manor Banquet Center in Merrillville.  Goodwill Industries of Michiana is partnering with Comcast, Adams Radio Group and WIMS-AM to raise funds to support their mission to provide jobs, training and placement services for people with barriers to employment.  “Last year we assisted over 8,000 people in their search for employment and placed over 1,200 individuals in jobs with local employers.  Yet, there is so much more that we could do and need to do!  So, we invite our friends to attend specialty events like this one, because in doing so they help us change lives in our community,” comments Guy Fisher, Vice President of Mission Advancement.

Models will walk the runway in clothing from Goodwill showcasing the latest fashion trends while guests enjoy a gourmet lunch.  Kathy Friend, nationally known as a stylist and image consultant and President of the Style and Image Institute, will produce and host the program.  She will be joined by Emcee Laura Waluszko, Adams Radio Group News Director.  WIMS-AM Partner and General Manager, Ric Federighi and Kristen Patterson, Executive Director of Grace Learning Center, will participate as Goodwill’s Celebrity Models.  LaPorte Mayor, Blair Milo will share her thoughts on how working together strengthens community.

Guests will enjoy shopping in the Goodwill Boutique complete with dressing rooms to find that perfect outfit.  Doors open at 9:30 am for shopping 50% Off in the Goodwill Boutique and the Luncheon / Fashion Show will begin at 11:00 am.  “This is an opportunity to see first-hand colors and trends that are hot this fall and learn how to make them work for you.  Then, shop the Goodwill Boutique to find the right pieces affordably,” says Kathy Friend.  Tickets are now on sale for $45.00 before October 1st and $50.00 on or after that date.

For more information, visit:, contact Sharron Steward at: (866) 649-7300 or email:  Tickets can be purchased online or at the nearest Goodwill Retail Store.


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