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Prom Fashion Show honors veterans with Red, White and DECA


January 10, 2014
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — South Forsyth High School's DECA chapter and marketing students will present Red, White, & DECA, a prom fashion show, on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the school's Performing Arts Center.

Students have been busy planning the production since August.

The show theme, the choreography, props, and various other facets of the show are all created by South Forsyth's Fashion Marketing and Sports & Entertainment Marketing classes.

Members of DECA, an association of marketing students, are also involved in assisting with this annual event and fundraiser. Almost 60 students will model in this year's show.

Several models will be joined on stage by parents, grandparents, or other relatives who have served in U.S. armed forces. Entertainment provided by South Forsyth High School students will be showcased throughout the show.

Students are challenged with learning how to produce a professional fashion show, while earning money to help DECA members attend conferences and competitions throughout the year.

Planning events, such as fashion shows, represents a critical aspect of marketing. Students receive first-hand experience in planning and creating a large revenue-generating event.

They brainstorm ways to raise money beyond selling tickets to the show.

Community service has always been a large part of the SFHS DECA Prom Fashion Show and this year is no exception. The show will support the Wounded Warrior Project and donations for the organization will be taken at intermission. Tickets are $7.00 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the school at 770-781- 2264 (Ext 100213).

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