New Canaan Outback Teen Center hosts fashion show auditions
The Outback Teen Center was bustling with activity as young girls from Fairfield county auditioned for their chance to appear in the American Girl Fashion Show in October.
Auditions for the fashion show were held on Thursday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 28. The event is being hosted by The Young Women's League and all proceeds from the event will benefit Kids in Crisis.
Chairwoman of the American Girl Fashion Show event, Kelly Daniel, was excited at having the opportunity to put on the event.
"This is our first year doing it," Daniel said. "If everything goes well, I hope to continue it in the future."
The American Girl Fashion Show used to be hosted by Cancer Care but Daniel was able to acquire the rights to the show after Cancer Care chose not to host the event.
As part of the stipulation for hosting the event, all proceeds from the show must benefit a charity for kids. Kids in Crisis was chosen because they fulfill the requirements for being a beneficiary.
All proceeds from the American Girl Fashion Show will be given to the nursery program at Kids in Crisis, Daniel said.
The fashion show is not only an opportunity to raise money for charity, it is also a good role model for young girls, Daniel said.
"I took my girls to the fashion show in the past when Cancer Care was hosting it and it was a great experience," Daniel said.
About 100 girls from Fairfield County auditioned for the show and any girls who missed the first two auditions will have another opportunity on Oct. 6, Daniel said. Each show will require 30 girls and Daniel expects to double cast for each show.
Daniel said she is hoping to meet the goal of $20,000 from the event to donate to Kids in Crisis.