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Prevention of Blindness Society's Third Annual American Girl Fashion Show
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Miss Maryland 2010 and American Girl authors to be special guests at event benefiting sight-saving children’s programs

Become a part of history! The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) invites girls and their friends and families to experience the American Girl Fashion Show on Sunday, November 7 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Bolger Center in Potomac, Md. This fun and engaging program showcases historical and contemporary American Girl® fashions for girls and their dolls. Proceeds from the event will benefit and help raise awareness of POB’s sight-saving children’s programs.

“The American Girl Fashion Show is an exciting and educational opportunity for young girls to learn how American girls just like them have used fashion throughout history to express their unique style and personality,” said Michele Hartlove, executive director.

More than one hundred local models will present a runway fashion show featuring historical clothing, from daywear to sleepwear to special occasion clothing, that resembles what the popular American Girl characters Kaya, Felicity, Josefina, Addy, Rebecca, Kit, Molly and Julie might have worn. Contemporary “Just Like You” outfits for older girls and Bitty Baby fashions for younger ones complete the fashion line-up.

The event program will also include a seated tea party reception, party favors, and door prizes along with special souvenirs and chances to win dolls and accessories from the various American Girl brands. A photo and autograph opportunity with American Girl authors Valerie Tripp, Diane Heiman and Kerry Madden is also special to the event.

Lindsay Staniszewski, Miss Maryland 2010 and founder of Beauty Beyond Girls, an advocacy platform dedicated to building self-esteem and inspiring confidence in girls, will be the host of the fashion show. Tickets are still available for purchase for $65 online at www.youreyes.org.

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