|Participants at the end of the fashion show|
The morning started with a talk with Mrs. Nueces County, Lisa McGrew. Teaching about nutrition, body image, manners, and how to combat bullying, the pageant winner was an inspiration to the young girls. She showed them magazine advertisements - and revealed the "before" and "after" touched-up photographs that were used. She reminded the girls that no one is perfect, and almost all magazine photos have been altered in some way.
|Makeup and hair makeover|
The afternoon continued with a healthy lunch provided by Jason's Deli, and then a makeover. The girls each received a makeup lesson, and had their hair done by the teachers. Glowing, they were ready to don the dresses for the fashion show. The dresses, donated by military spouses, ranged from casual to evening wear. Each girl modeled two dresses and even got to take home a dress. The girls also received a rose, and a gift bag with makeup and fun girly items.
Overall, the day was a huge success. ASRC had a cake and punch reception at the end, thanked the community and several volunteers- and the biggest winners being the girls!