Delivering Food 4 Kids backpacks last year, Scherry Johnson knew she could do more to help feed the hungry Moore children.
“When I saw the huge excitement of the kids, I wanted to do something to raise money,” Johnson said. “There are 368 kids in the City of Moore in the program. I have a school less than two blocks from my flower shop with the greatest number of those kids.
“It is an awesome program and not only provides food for elementary school students, if the student has a younger sibling at home, a backpack will be sent home for them,” she said. “And when they get on the program, grades go up and there are less attendance and behavior problems.”
So Johnson, and the “girls in my store,” are organizing a Fashion 4 Food fashion show and hopes to make it an annual event, “for our children in Moore,” she said.
The luncheon and fashion show will begin 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at the First Baptist Church, 301 N E 27th St.
The fashion show will feature models and clothing from local stores. With something for everyone, fashions will include adult to children’s fashion — Fashion Bug, Kohl’s, Tuxedo Junction, Cheryl’s Closet, Peek A Bootique — to the pampered pets of the Fluffy Puppy clientele.
Michael Cooper, (Dean Martin to the Yellow Rose Theatre fans) will emcee the event and will sing.
High school cheerleaders in Moore will serve lunch while the junior high cheerleaders are hostesses.
Door prizes will be given away throughout the event.
The Old Town Association and Exchange Bank also will sponsor the event.
Tickets are $25 and gold and silver sponsorships are available at $450 and $225.
Businesses that help sponsor the show will be provided posters, will have tickets to sell and will have their name on flyers, posters and media press releases.
All money raised from the luncheon and fashion show will be given to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for the Backpack Program and will be designated for the needy children that attend schools in the City of Moore.
“It will be a fun little show and it is for our children in Moore,” Johnson said. “I think we need to help take care of kids.”