‘Rockin’ the Runway’ helps Tabitha House
July 12, 2012 3:02PM
Students from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill., model fashions during Restoration Ministries’ Tabitha House Fashion Show. | Supplied Photo
Updated: August 16, 2012 6:01AM
More than 375 people recently attended Restoration Ministries’ 14th annual Fashion Show and Dinner to benefit Tabitha House at the Serbian Social Center in Lansing.
The theme for this year’s show was “Rockin’ the Runway,” and the 1950s theme was apparent throughout the evening, including an appearance from an Elvis Presley impersonator who entertained the crowd with a song dedicated to Tabitha House.
The stage and runway were decorated with a 12-foot guitar, a jukebox and two 8-foot-tall ice cream sodas that were created by area artist David Potts.
Modeling fashions from Carson’s in Orland Park and Cinderella’s in South Holland were recent Tabitha House graduates and students from Trinity Christian College in Palos Height; Thornwood, Thornton and Illiana Christian High Schools, and Calvary Academy in South Holland. All student models also are volunteers at Restoration Ministries.
John F. Sullivan, Restoration Ministries’ chairman of the board, presented the Rose Award to Ginny Kotynski, LaVerne Ross and Lillian Schooley for their service at Tabitha House.
More than $24,000 was raised for Tabitha House during the fashion show.
Located in South Holland, Tabitha House is a home for women with histories of drug addiction. During their time in the free 18-month program, women overcome their addictions, build employment and life skills, and develop ties to the Christian community, said Tabitha House officials.
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