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Cranbrook's Cops for Kids fashion show raises more than $8,300
On Wednesday, September 11th Cops for Kids organization rolled into town to participate in the annual All Male Fashion Show Fundraiser hosted by Tamarack Centre.
While the final numbers are still being tallied, the event has raised over $8,300 at last count.
One-hundred and eighty guests were entertained by Loree Duczek, Tom Bungay and Ray from Ray’s Music along with 26 models from the RCMP, Kootenay Ice and Men’s Avalanche Volleyball teams.
Bootlegger, Target, Warehouse One, Winners and Shoe Warehouse provided the fashions that were showcased on the runway. The show could not have taken place without area business participation and sponsorship. Local and Regional businesses provided silent auction items while Boston Pizza provided event volunteers with dinner while The Heidout provided appetizers to guests. New this year was the VIP section which pre-sold ticket holders were treated to table service and reserved seating. Volunteers from Investor’s group provided volunteer wait staff along with the biggest auction item to date, a Lobster Dinner for six complete with limo pick-up which went for $500.
Mayor Stetski also graced the runway, but was arrested for fashion crimes. RCMP riders helped collect funds from the crowd to help bail him out. $340 was raised in five minutes for the cause which went directly to Cops for Kids.
A few items are still waiting to be claimed by silent auction bidders which will up the grand total.