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Photo Gallery: The Fashion Must Go On

Grosse Pointe South's Spring Benefit held this week benefits the Grosse Pointe South Mothers' Club, which uses its funding to grant scholarships to students, fund curriculum requests by teachers and help with the historic preservation of the building.

The Mothers’ Club of held its in the main gymnasium this week.

More than 420 tickets were sold for this annual event, which features South students modeling local retailers’ attire and the behind-the-scenes skills of many more students. 

Patrons enjoyed lunch and entertainment provided by the South orchestra and jazz band and former South students who are now performing in the . 

The South choir performed songs from their Italy tour as well as glimpses of the upcoming all-school musical, Phantom of the Opera.  Mike Trudel, a South parent and Grosse Pointe Theater actor, choreographed and emceed the entire production.

Key sponsors for the event were the Blaser Design Group, Beaumont, Spirit of Women, Ferrara Dermatology, St. John Providence Health System and the Baker Family. 

More than 145 students participated in the fashion show, wearing clothing from 15 local stores. Along with the student models, the Commercial Foods class from South created the desserts, and the Fashion and Fabrics class modeled their own creations. 

New this year, students from the district sponsored resale store , which offers work opportunity for students with special needs, modeled formal wear and were greeted with much enthusiasm from the crowd.   treated the models to glamorous hair styles and Arbonne International donated makeup artists who helped the students complete their runway looks. 

A number of vendors provided shopping opportunities to guests, and many amazing raffle prizes were awarded, including a special package of front row seats at this year’s graduation and a private tour of the South Tower.

All proceeds from the Mothers’ Club Spring Benefit go directly back to Grosse Pointe South High School in the form of Classroom Enrichment, Scholarships, and Historic Preservation.

Allison Baker April 26, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Thanks to everyone that made sure the 'Fashion Must Go On!' another wonderful Mothers' Club Spring Benefit!! We are especially grateful to all the wonderful local businesses that helped make this event such a success including our generous sponsors and program advertisers, all the local stores that let us showcase their amazing fashions, Grosse Pointe Theater for the wonderful entertainment, Edwin Paul Salon for the gorgeous hair, Cindy Miller with Arbonne International and her crew for the flawless make up, the generous businesses that donated to our outstanding raffle, all of our fun local vendors, and Biggby Coffee on Mack for the tasty drinks. Let's remember to patronize these generous businesses whenever we can!! Allison Baker Mothers' Club President

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