Last Saturday, the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington hosted its annual ONE Fashion Event, which pairs fundraising and fashion  to create one magical night.

Dozens of local clothing shops like Monelle and Yogarama participate each year, but the real highlight of the show is the fashion parade created by the kids of the club, who sport their own custom-designed outfits.

This year, my daughter Meredith joined the event at Higher Ground as a runway model for Marilyn's and Von Bargen's. She wore geometrical jewelry with raw diamonds designed by Todd Reed.

She told me it was unbelievable to see the support and enthusiasm Burlington has for the club and the kids. The packed house went wild every time a model went down the runway.

Fans also showed their support for the club in others ways, like by making matching gifts and purchasing beautiful sterling silver pendants designed by Krissee of the Boys and Girls and crafted by Perrywinkle's Fine Jewelry.

All told, the event helped to raise over $40,000 for the club! That means the Boys & Girls Club's innovative and broad-reaching programs and activities will continue for local kids. That's a great thing!

See more pictures by event photographer Karen Pike here: ONE Fashion Event web page.

Please contact us if you would like to purchase a sterling silver pendant or make a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington!