The sold-out crowd was razzled and dazzled led by mistress of ceremonies Alma Howard, along with her co-star Isiak Holiday, for the 3rd annual Helping Hands fashion show on May 3, at the Hilton Bella Harbor.
Stunning roaring 20’s fashions from the Helping Hands Centsible Thrift Stores were paraded down the runway by a bevy of beautiful local “flappers” and some very hip, well-dressed men. They modeled high fashions available at the Centsible stores at true bargain prices.
This year’s event included some top merchandise from The Boutique at Helping Hands – an area in the Williams Street store that showcases designer merchandise at slightly higher than thrift store prices – but still priced to sell.
All proceeds benefited Helping Hands, a non-profit agency that helps qualifying residents in crisis help with shelter and utility bills, food, gas, clothing and household items and basic healthcare for those without insurance.
To learn more about Helping Hands, call 972-771-HELP.
Alma Howard, Billy Quinton and Russ Childers
Razzle Dazzle Models:
Liz Beauchamp, Manager of Public Affairs of Atmos Energy
Russ Childers, Owner of Lakeside Insurance Group of Rockwall
Karen Coughlin, representing Soroptimist International of Rockwall
Keith Doyle, Regional Marketing Manager of Koch Companies
Sandra Doyle, Director of Public Affairs of Atmos Energy
Sheri Franza, President and CEO of Rockwall Economic Development Corporation
Amy Gillentine, representing Rockwall Women’s League
Claudette Hatfield, Rockwall volunteer extraordinaire and early supporter of Helping Hands
Neely Holland, representing Aspasians | Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas
Pricilla Hunt, representing AMICA
Claudette Johnson, Co-founder of Helping Hands
The Honorable Lorne Liechty, Mayor of Heath | Chairman of the Board at Helping Hands
Dana Macalik, President of Rockwall Chamber of Commerce
Ruth Peck, Founder of Music Fest and The Greater Rockwall Philharmonic Orchestra
Jayme Reynolds, representing Aspasians, Incoming President
Billy Quinton, Art Director/Janitor of Qball Designs
Krista Sitterle, representing Rockwall Women’s League
Lori Smith, representing Rockwall Women’s League
The Honorable David Sweet, Mayor of Rockwall
The Honorable Kim Sweet, Rockwall County Tax Assessor Collector | First Lady of Rockwall
Stephanie Woodward, representing AMICA
Event Sponsor – Dr. Les T. Sandknop Family Practice
Fashion Show Hair & Makeup courtesy of Heath Salon & Spa
Event Centerpieces provided by Sabrinas Flowers
Special thanks to:
Stacy Lynn Photography
Willis Fine Jewelry
Billy Quinton, Alma Howard and Isiak Holiday
Story and photos courtesy
Director of Development
Rockwall County Helping Hands