Goodwill Little Black Dress Fashion Show Celebrates 8 Years!

Models walked the runway at Goodwill’s Little Black Dress Fashion Show on Thursday, April 27th at the Hilton Garden Inn Gillespie Center.  Guests enjoyed an elegant lunch, saw the latest in spring fashion and shopped the Goodwill Boutique, for an enjoyable afternoon. 

Goodwill Industries of Michiana partnered with WSBT-TV and B100 in support of their Mission to strengthen communities by empowering individuals and families through education, training and job placement.  “In this our 8th year of bringing the Little Black Dress Fashion Show to the community, we are so appreciative of the support attendees provide.  It allows us to continue the work of helping people change their lives through obtaining a high school diploma at The Excel Center, job training for individuals who are looking to re-integrate back into society upon leaving prison, or job placement for individuals with disabilities.  When you attend this event, you are a part of our mission,” commented Debie Coble, President and CEO. 

Kathy Friend, nationally known as a stylist and image consultant and President of the Style and Image Institute, produced and hosted the program.  She was joined by Emcee Cari Peugeot, WSBT-TV Meteorologist.  B100’s Deb Miles, Co-Host of Mackey and Miles in the Morning, joined the fashion show as Goodwill’s Celebrity Model.  “Our fans always enjoy a great runway show, and this year was no different.  We worked with local women as our models; and they showcased many of this season’s hottest trends.  They really do an amazing job,” says Kathy Friend.

Each year, Goodwill features another local non-profit during the Community Spotlight segment of the program.  Andrea Popielski, Hannah’s House Executive Director, joined the models and shared their mission with the audience.

If you love fashion, you won’t want to miss Goodwill’s next Little Black Dress Fashion Show on Thursday, November 9th at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.  For more information, visit: or call: (866) 649-7300.

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