Monday is here once again, as scheduled.
This weekend was full of worthy causes to get involved in locally.
First off, Friday evening I attended the 1st annual Moms on a Mission Fashion Show, presented by Local Ties Medina. The event showcased locally owned boutiques and businesses. Local women hit the runway to show off looks from the featured boutiques. I found it very charming. I thought that the setup of the event was very well done, having nice general ticket holder seating as well as a VIP area. The VIP section was nicely laid out with 2nd Shade Patio Furniture, one of the event sponsors. There was a silent auction with many great items that really included something for everyone. I also thought that it was really smart to have the boutiques set up for a shopping and mingling opportunity before and after the show. Not only was it a fun evening of fashion, wine, and women – it was for an amazing cause!!!
Home Free is a Missions Inc. program that provides battered women with immediate safety and the opportunity to explore alternatives to living with a violent partner. Emergency housing, advocacy and support services are available at the shelter for up to 30 women and their children. Advocates provide resources as well as specific programming for children. Services provided are free of charge and provide support to over 500 women and children each year. They can receive help with legal remedies, housing, financial resources, medical care, transportation and accompaniment to appointments as needed. In addition to that, they also get access to education and support groups as well as social and recreational opportunities.
Boutiques represented at the event included Lillians, Winston & Co Boutique, A Wreath of Franklin, Urban Eve Salon and Boutique, Gear West, The Teehive, and Complete Eyecare of Medina. Event layout, staging, sound, lighting, and entrance decor was provided by Highway 55 Rental, VIP area furniture and layout by 2nd Shade Furniture, Bar service by Medina Entertainment Center, VIP champagne compliments of Lakeside Wine + Spirits, models styling & coordination by N Design, Models hair & makeup by Kalla Lily Salon and Spa, Bakery treats from Dobos Cafe & Bakeshop, Valet and luxury cars at entrance from Indoor Auto, and step & repeat backdrop printing by The Teehive. The venue space was provided by Just for Kix. I had a great time attending the event and I would look forward to getting to know those involved further and being apart of this event in the future! Great work to all those who worked so hard to make the inaugural event a success!