RALEIGH, NC, February 24, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Junior League of Raleigh and Belk are teaming up again for the 2nd annual Fashion Forward, a benefit celebrating the season's must-have trends on Sunday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at Belk Crabtree Valley Mall.
The event will feature a runway fashion show at 7 p.m., presenting all the latest spring fashions from Belk. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages, while shopping before and after the fashion show. There will also be a special guest appearance by renowned fashion designer Karen Kane.
"We are excited to partner with Belk again this year on this glamorous and fun evening, which supports the League, the Center for Community Leadership, our training center, and the League's community programs serving promising youth," said Pat Wilkins, President of the Junior League of Raleigh.
General admission tickets are $30 each and include food and drink, a gift bag and a $10 Belk gift card. VIP tickets are $75 each and include food and drink, a pre-event reception, an upgraded gift bag, a $10 Belk gift card, fashion show priority seating and one Diamonds & Champagne Raffle ticket. All ticket holders will receive a 20 percent discount* on their regular and sale priced purchases during the evening's event hours, with very limited exclusions. (*15 percent discount on shoes and housewares)
Tickets are available to the public and may be purchased on the League's website, http://www.jlraleigh.org. All event proceeds go to the Junior League of Raleigh to support its community partnerships, volunteer service and leadership training.
About the Junior League of Raleigh:
The Junior League of Raleigh (www.jlraleigh.org) is a nonprofit organization focused on training women as community leaders and volunteers. The League is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and is the 9th largest of 294 Leagues internationally. The Raleigh League has more than 1,800 members serving Wake County with programs of education and volunteer service. The League has contributed more than 232,000 volunteer hours since 2000, focusing on promising youth.
Since 1930, the Junior League of Raleigh has contributed more than $5 million to community projects and programs. The League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to volunteerism.
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Charlotte-based Belk (www.belk.com) is the nation's largest privately owned mainline department store company with 301 Belk stores in 16 Southern states. The company was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe and is in the third generation of Belk family leadership. Its website offers a wide assortment of fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. To connect with Belk via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog, mobile phone text messages or by email, go to: Belk Get Connected.
Modern. Southern. Style.
Belk seeks to satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that our customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve. Our vision is for the modern Southern woman to count on Belk first - for her, for her family, for life.
About Karen Kane:
Karen Kane (www.karenkane.com) is a Los Angeles-based women's sportswear brand that launched in 1979. Known for its easy, California-influenced style, the collection is predominantly manufactured in the USA (as of 2013, more than 90 percent of the line is manufactured in the USA), and has showrooms located in New York, Dallas and downtown Los Angeles. Karen's collections are sold in most major department stores and more than 550 specialty boutiques across the country. A rarity in the apparel industry, the company is still privately owned and family operated.
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