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Fashion Swap event slated at Greencastle Christian Church

Monday, September 24, 2012

Women in Putnam County and the surrounding areas will congregate on Saturday, Sept. 29 for an afternoon of Faith, Fashion and Fellowship at the Greencastle Christian Church Fashion Swap.

An annual event, the GCC Fashion Swap invites women ages 18 and older to renew both wardrobe and spirit.

Guests at the event drop off donations of women's clothing, shoes, and accessories as they enter the event.

Following the message, guests flood the halls of GCC to select items from the racks and tables. Fitting rooms are provided, and "stylists" are on hand to help guests find sizes, answer questions and serve as personal shoppers. There's something for everyone at the Fashion Swap, with items ranging from extra small to plus sizes.

During the initial shopping round, women are limited to 12 items, purchased with "tickets" provided to them when they enter the event.

Returning to the seating area, the guests are treated to additional programming and prize giveaways, while the behind-the-scenes team works to restore order in the shopping area.

As the program wraps up around 5 p.m., guests are encouraged to shop again, and are not limited in their selection of items.

This year's Fashion Swap event will also feature several vendors selling items of interest to women. The vendors, who are local home-based business owners, will donate a portion of sales during the event to a charity, mission, or ministry.

Jenny Sutherlin of JTB Creations will be a vendor at the event, selling handmade hair bows and flowers. She selected Homeless Solutions Inc. as the charity that will receive a portion of her sales.

Other vendors will offer Thirty-One Bags, Blessings Unlimited items for the home, and Pure Faith Jewelry. Guests will have a chance to shop the vendor offerings before and after the program, as well as during the designated shopping time.

No RSVP is required to attend the event, and while donations of clothing, shoes and accessories are appreciated, they are not required to attend.

Donations can be dropped off beginning at 1:30 p.m. the day of the event, or on any day prior to the event at the GCC office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Pick-up of items can be arranged by calling Angela Huff at 720-9019.

The GCC Fashion Swap program begins at 2 p.m. Saturday. Greencastle Christian Church is located at 620 Primrose Lane.

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