Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Fashion Show & Holiday Shoppe a huge success!
This exciting event featured amazing support from the EC community. Thank you to all involved in such an enjoyable evening to support our school.
We were able to feature “Pop-up stores” from long-time supporter, Kristen Dahl, EC Alum J. Shotmeyer, and many other vendors!
We were also pleased to debut mobile bidding for the Fashion Show’s Silent Auction. There were over 200 bidders involved in the auction- more than the number of event attendees- making this the first EC auction where people could bid without needing to physically be at the event. Through these fun, new features, we were able to raise the most Silent Auction contributions in nearly decade!
Over 130 items were claimed, making this year’s Fashion Show fundraiser surpass previous goals. We are so grateful to the committee, La Force Fashion PR House, LT Apparel and Susan Moses, Celebrity Stylist, for their generous donations to both the show and the auction. We are thankful for the support of our local businesses for their part in our success.
As usual, EC Parent Patti Peretti made sure that the Fashion Show was very well run. She provided commentary on the runway and secured the partnerships of our local stores, including Ridgewood’s Little Skye Children’s Boutique and Femmebot.
A big “Thank you” to our awesome runway models, including EC parents, staff and students from all three campuses. Thanks, also to Sherrie Kuiken for your back-stage help with the models and runway. Your multi-tasking skills have become legendary behind the scenes.
The Christmas performance by the string duet and Honor’s Choir added ambience, and Justin Tyler Photography provided red carpet quality photos of attendees. Sincere thanks goes out to Mrs. Peretti, Mrs. Kuiken, Mrs. Schultz, Mrs. Belanus, and all the other volunteers who gave time, energy and resources to this extraordinary event.
Finally, thank you to all who participated! It is because of you that our EC events are such joyous occasions!