Boys & Girls Club staging fashion show in Brawley

October 19, 2001|By MARIO RENTERÍA, Staff Writer

BRAWLEY — Youths from the Brawley Boys & Girls Club teen clinic will be staging a fashion show for teen girls to express the members' fashion taste and make a little money.

The fashion show will start at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Boys & Girls Club of Brawley, 165 S. Plaza.

Girls between ages 12 and 16 who are part of the teen clinic will model clothing picked out from Mervyn's and JCPenney department stores and Miller's Outpost clothing store.

The stores allowed the girls to borrow the clothing and gave them an option of purchasing the clothes afterward for 25 percent off.

"This is something to keep them busy," said program director and teen clinic coordinator Sylvia Castañeda.

Admission to the show will be $3, and the money raised will help fund a trip teen clinic members will take to Woodbury College in Burbank.


The clinic is a group of girls that talk to each other about drugs, alcohol, teen pregnancy prevention, peer pressure and other subjects.

"They did the car washes, dinner sales, burrito sales, so I asked them what they would like to do next?" said Castañeda.

She said the girls wanted to stage a fashion show. Two boys will participate in the show.

"This is a form of communication between the youths and the parents on what their (youths) interests are," said Castañeda.

"The girls are really excited over this," she added.

Beverages and snacks will be available at the show.

Staff Writer Mario Rentería can be reached at 337-3435.

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