For the past couple years the annual thrift store fashion show has been raising money for the Health Care Auxiliary in Invermere. This year, in a slight departure, the event takes place May 5 at the Community Hall in Invermere as opposed to past years’ November events.
“We get great support from the community, because we are sold out every year,” organizer Evelyne Baertschi said. “It brings the community together.”
Ever since the first show, Baertschi says that many of the models are actually doctors, nurses and even firefighters who take the time to come out and support the event. All donations and proceeds go to buying comfort items for patients of the hospital and Columbia House as well as working towards new equipment.
“We were looking for something different,” Baertschi said. “All these great donations we receive, we can show them off because we have some really great stuff.”
Doors open at 6 p.m. while the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, include a glass of wine and are available at Details by Joanne, Tiffany’s Thredz and Essentials. There will also be a variety of snacks to go along with a silent auction and door prizes. The show is one of several money raising events the thrift store puts on each year to support the hospital.