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Event raises $7K for Shriners

Runway Angels fashion show fundraiser

Victoria Mowery and Dr. Pete Stasikelis during the fundraising event. (click for larger version)
January 03, 2012
CUMMING, Ga. — Victoria's Children's Boutique sponsored an annual children's fashion show at the Polo Golf and Country Club in Cumming, Ga. on Nov. 19 and the proceeds went to the Yaarab Shriners of North Georgia's Hospital Fund.

This special event was highlighted by the "Roadrunner" Shriners and the Yaarab Red Devil Shriner Clowns.

It included a heart-warming fashion show, silent and live auctions, hors d'oeuvres, music by Audio Celebration and photos by Carolyn Whitmore's Studio.

The guest speaker was Dr. Pete Stasikelis, chief of staff at the Greenville, S.C. Shriners Hospital for Children. He shared a video about the outstanding program and services offered at the hospitals and the importance of all the contributions made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. "Dr Pete," as he is lovingly known, was presented a special award by Victoria Mowery, the 14-year-old granddaughter of Alex and Cheryl Evonosky and daughter of James and Cheryl Mowery.

Victoria was a recipient of the services at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, and Stasikelis was her surgeon.

They did so much to improve the quality of her life that the family wanted to give back to them, something that would benefit other children and their families.

The annual fashion show is their way to help raise money for this wonderful organization that has helped thousands of children through their orthopedics, burn, spinal cord injury, cleft lip and palate hospitals.

The highlight of the evening was the "Runway Angels" fashion show.

Thirty-three "little Angels" were excitedly awaiting their turn to be announced, to walk down the runway to the music provided by Audio Celebrations, to glow in the loving smiles and pride of their parents and grandparents and to be escorted by a Shriner in the "Runway Angels" fashion show. The escort Shriners are a very special group known as the "Roadrunner" transporter drivers.

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes…and our dream once again came true. The "Runway Angels" fashion show was an exciting, loving and successful event that raised more than $7,000 for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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