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Wilson Habitat for Humanity Club Holds Fashion Show, Auction

Posted: September 22, 2010

9/22/2010 More than 100 formal gowns will be for sale during the Wilson College Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter fashion show and silent auction, to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in Laird Hall’s Patterson Lounge.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Sept. 22, 2010
CONTACT: Rebecca Dennison, Wilson College Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter President
Phone: 304-904-3925
Email: rebecca.dennison@wilson.edu


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – More than 100 formal gowns will be for sale during the Wilson College Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter fashion show and silent auction, to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in Laird Hall’s Patterson Lounge.

Money raised from the auction will be used to pay for the chapter’s annual volunteer work trip during Wilson’s Alternative Spring Break, which will be held in March.

There will be no admission fee, but donations will be accepted at the show. Gowns will be sold through a silent auction at a starting bid of $20. Light refreshments will be provided.

Gowns were donated by J & B Bridals and Tuxedos, Chambersburg, according to fashion show and auction organizers.

Wilson’s Alternative Spring Break is so named because it provides opportunities to volunteer as an alternative to the traditional vacation most other students take from school during traditional Spring Break.

In previous years, Wilson College students have traveled to a number of places through Habitat for Humanity during Alternative Spring Break. In 2006, a group traveled to D’Iberville, Miss., to help residents rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Students have also worked in Wilmington, Del., and, last spring, in Morehead, Ky.

For more information, contact Wilson Habitat chapter president Rebecca Dennison at 304-904-3925 or rebecca.dennison@wilson.edu.



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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and a master’s degree in education. The college’s 2009-10 enrollment in both the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs was 838 and included students from 20 states and 18 foreign countries.



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Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by the Honor Principle and distinguished by its commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership, and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.

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