African fashion takes to ARHS stage

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AMHERST - It was a feast for the eyes for Amherst residents who attended the Out of Africa Fashion Show and Silent Auction at the Brick Theatre at the Amherst High School Saturday night.

African fashion takes to ARHS stage

AMHERST - It was a feast for the eyes for Amherst residents who attended the Out of Africa Fashion Show and Silent Auction at the Brick Theatre at the Amherst High School Saturday night.

Hip Hop music and dance, followed by models strutting their stuff down the runway while decked out in fashions from Africa left a lasting impression on the audience.

"It was very successful for our first show," chairman of the event, Brian Martin said. "We had great fun."

Eleven models displayed 27 different outfits and, afterwards, a silent auction was held whereby people could bid on the outfits.

"It was a perfect venue for the event," Martin said. "There was lots of room to work so the models had lots of room to change clothes, do their hair and makeup and everyone in the audience had a great view of the event."

The fashion show was one of many events held for the month of February, which is African Heritage Month.

The money raised by the event, and other events throughout the year go towards, among other things, the Heather Arseneau Scholarship Fund and the CANSA Boxing Club.

"At the end of the month we will tally what we made during African Heritage month," Martin said. "With some of the money being allocated towards the Scholarship Fund."

Martin said it hasn't been decided as of yet how much the scholarship will be worth, but said it may be in the $1,000 to $1,500 range, depending on how much money they raise.

For now, the fashion show's committee will hold a debriefing.

"We want to look at what went well and what things can be improved upon," Martin said. "And if we will do it again next year. Which I'm sure we will."

There were a few small glitches at the beginning of the show that held up the production for a few minutes.

"There was quite a few activities going on with the hair, the makeup and the outfits and when crunch time come people can start to panic," Martin added. "But it's nothing that can't be worked out."

With that said, Martin added that, "We are very proud of the models and everyone involved with the show. They put in a lot of time and effort. They did a great job."


Organizations: Brick Theatre, Amherst High School, Heather Arseneau Scholarship Fund CANSA Boxing Club African Heritage

Geographic location: AMHERST, Africa

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  • C.
    January 18, 2010 - 11:11

    what a fantastic show - great entertainment and presentation

  • D.M.
    January 18, 2010 - 11:07

    Lisette Sumbu did a terrific job coordinating the event!