Spring is in the air, and United Way of Williamson County Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members from high schools all over Williamson County will model the latest spring and prom fashions on Saturday, March 16, at 1:00 p.m. at Belk in CoolSprings Galleria. Tickets are $10 per person, and proceeds benefit United Way of Williamson County. Tickets are available through YAC members or by calling Carla Arnette at 771-2312.
While the fashion show and prom season is a lot of fun, the teens are all business when it comes to allocating the money they raise through the Fashion Show. The Youth Advisory Council’s allocations committee will meet in April to hear proposals from area nonprofit agencies, and the committee decides which programs will receive funding from YAC’s fundraising efforts.
In 2012, YAC raised nearly $6,000, and they allocated funds to programs at five agencies: Graceworks, Bridges Domestic Violence Shelter, WAVES Inc., Refuge Center for Counseling Inc. and Grace Medical Clinic.
The fashion show comes at the perfect time for high school juniors and seniors to begin their search for just the right dress for prom. This year, Belk is offering a great line-up of dresses featuring dazzling designs by top designer names such as Jessica Simpson and “Be by Jay Reynolds,” a collection by one of Belk’s Southern Designer Showcase winners, and many others.
Eye-catching colors and design influences seen on the fashion runways and in Hollywood are the trademark of stunning prom looks for 2013. Belk’s prom dress assortments will reflect some of the latest trends in formalwear, including:
- Grecian inspired silhouettes (lots of draping, etc.)
- High-low hemlines,Cut outs (in the back, side or front)
- Bold colors
- Dreamy pastel colors
- Sequins, beading, rhinestones
About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (www.belk.com) is the nation’s largest family owned and operated department store company with 301 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception. Each year, Belk gives a portion of its pretax income back to the communities it serves. In fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2013, the company and its associates, customers and vendors, donated more than $18 million to those communities. Belk.com offers a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. To connect with Belk go to: Belk Get Connected.
About United Way of Williamson County
United Way of Williamson County is dedicated to advancing the common good and creating opportunities for a good life for all members of our community. To do that, United Way recruits the people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. We invite you to join us—you can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer.
To find out more please visit: www.uwwc.org or call the office at 615-771-2312.