FIRC fashion show to display styles from ’50s to today
Next week, check out the styles of mad men, hippies, ’90s prom attendees and kids today, all while benefiting the Family & Intercultural Resource Center’s programs. Fashion Through the Ages, a runway show featuring styles from the 1950s to today, is being put on in the hopes to raise $22,000 to assist in FIRC’s mission of promoting stable families. A few local business owners are doing all the styling – which includes getting all the fashions from FIRC’s thrift store, Summit Thrift & Treasure – while even more Summit locals are doing the modeling. The more than 35 models include Summit County Commissioner Dan Gibbs, Doc PJ, Leila Spilman, Cindy Nelson, Dr. Elizabeth Winfield and naturopathic doctors Justin Pollack and Kim Nearpass. “I was raised and grew up in Breckenridge and the community is a huge part of who I am,” said Spilman. “This is a great event, and I can tell we are all here to have fun and help out.”FIRC programs to benefit include parenting education, emergency assistance and the food bank, which reaches more than 3,500 locals living and working in Summit County. The nonprofit works to build on families’ strengths and to provide locals with the tools to reach sustainability through parenting classes, school readiness, budgeting, housing counseling, insurance enrollment and more. The evening is also a celebration of the nonprofit’s 20 years serving Summit County, and a remembrance of FIRC board member and friend Mary Zink Caamano, who died in January. This event was her vision, and the night’s entertainment – a performance from the all-vocal group Face from Boulder – was one of her favorite performers. Before she died, Zink Caamano brought together a group of volunteers to plan the event. The committee worked to make her idea a reality, and to raise funds for FIRC’s emergency assistance and parenting education programs, a mission Zink Caamano was committed to helping.”Mary’s excitement and energy for this event was truly amazing,” said Anita Overmyer, development director for FIRC. “She wanted to combine a fun event with a chance for more of the community to learn about how FIRC is helping families in Summit County. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated committee, and I think we have put together an event that would make Mary proud.” A buffet dinner will be provided by Food Hedz. Guests will also have a chance to purchase the outfits in the show.
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