Council of the Blind hosts fashion show

Angel Moran (left), manager of the American Council of the Blind Thrift Store and Donation Center, and store employee Janene Finley (second from left) pose with gift recipients Larry Wallace Sr. (third from left), Larry Wallace Jr., Roxanne Wallace, Emily Wallace, Bessie Wallace and Ernestine Wallace.

Photos courtesy of the American Council of the Blind

Thirteen job seekers served as models for the American Council of the Blind Thrift Store fashion show Dec. 18. The models were: Judy Drapkowski (front row left), Linda Maczuga, Rachel Szefi, Kenera Lee, David Gagin (back row left), Kellie Taylor, Bev Ashworth, Shatunna Priester, Charise Malone, Katrina Slater, David Canada, Jacob Stowe and Jason Munir.

HEIGHTS — The American Council of the Blind Thrift Store hosted a fashion show Dec. 18 featuring job seekers from the metropolitan Detroit area.

Thirteen men and women were provided interview-appropriate clothing from the store free of charge.

Immediately following the fashion show, the store surprised 18 families with items from a wish list. The store presented two new electric stoves, a washer and dryer, 10 complete turkey dinners, five $50 gift cards from Meijer and Walmart, free coats and hats to 15 families and toys to more than 20 children.

“The event was a big success with a day full of laughter and happy tears,” said Angel Moran, manager of the store and Donation Center, 23830 Ford Road. “Our goal is to make this an annual event.”