Sunday, June 16, 2024

‘The Future is Gold’ fashion show raises funds for Boxes of Joy


On Friday, December 18th, Boxes of Joy hosted their third annual Kids Fashion Show benefit at the Angel Nunez Auditorium. The Future is Gold-themed show, organized by Shantelle Pascasio and Francisco Mendez; saw the participation of 52 young models who all delighted the audience as they graced the runway in benefit of the annual Christmas fundraising event.Boxes of Joy Fashion Show-2
The auditorium was filled with parents and friends who came to support the little models. There was also food and refreshments on sale, which the attendees enjoyed throughout the night. When the show started, hostess for the night Alexi Williams, accompanied by junior emcees, welcomed the audience and got the event underway.Boxes of Joy Fashion Show-9
The show began with a short act depicting a child looking to accomplish her dreams. She wanted to be an archeologist and while she was in her search, a model dressed as an archeologist showed her the way to the golden future she was looking for. After the performance, everything rolled smoothly into the seven segments of the night which were as follows: Casual Wear, Carriers, Glitz and Glam, Christmas Night, Formal Wear, Boys to Men, My Closet and the fabulous Divas and Dudes. The cheerful models impressed onlookers as they displayed their modeling talents with great confidence and poise. The different clothes they modeled came from boutiques and stores such as Love Belize, Wings, Man O War, and Top Notch.Boxes of Joy Fashion Show-11
It was a colorful dynamic show which definitely wowed the crowd segment after segment. The audience was also serenaded by Neslin Rivero who sang a lovely inspirational song. During the intermission, there was a dance performance by the San Pedro Dance Company followed by raffles and auctions. The modeling also extended to parents present at the show, who strutted the runway for a chance to win fabulous prizes. By the end of the night, applause rolled on as the 54 little tots, teen girls and boys graced the runway for one final time.Boxes of Joy Fashion Show-1
Organizers Pascascio and Mendez thanked the models, parents, and Boxes of Joy Volunteer Committee for contributing to the success of the event.

All proceeds from the show, along with donations, will be directly used for the purchasing of Christmas presents for the less fortunate children on the island. Boxes of Joy would like to extend special thanks to the sponsors for making the event possible. Bronze sponsors were: Travellers Liquor Ltd, The Palms Ocean Front Suites, Castillo’s Hardware, San Pedro Hardware, and Studio Ninety Three. Special Sponsors: San Pedro High School, Blue Water Grill, Pineapple Restaurant, La Divina Providencia, John’s Escape, Styland and Make Up By Steff, and Boutique sponsors: Wings Store, Man O War, Top Notch, Love Belize and Divas and Dudes.

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