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SkillsUSA students raise money for Humane Society

May 24, 2010
  • Members of SkillsUSA at Washington County Technical High School presented Humane Society of Washington County's Executive Director Paul Miller with $675 that was raised at the second annual Cinderella's Closet fundraiser. From left, Kim Medina, teacher Marjorie Kellman, Breanna Jones, Micah Davis, Jennifer DelValle, Miller and Chelsea Smith.
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Members of SkillsUSA at Washington County Technical High School presented the Humane Society of Washington County's Executive Director Paul Miller with $675 that was raised at the second annual Cinderella's Closet fundraiser March 5.

The event helped homeless animals while providing low-cost prom dresses.

A large number of dresses, shoes and accessories were donated for the fundraiser. Along with gowns and cocktail dresses, two wedding dresses were donated at this year's event.

"We're so honored that for two years in a row, the members of SkillsUSA have generously donated the proceeds from this event to the HSWC," Miller said. "We appreciate all the hard work they put into collecting dresses, pricing them and then working at the sale, all to help homeless animals."

The project was overseen by SkillsUSA /SGA lead adviser Marjorie Kellman. Students who participated included Kim Medina, Breanna Jones, Micah Davis, Jennifer DelValle and Chelsea Smith, vice president of SkillsUSA.

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"We were really impressed with the beautiful dresses that were donated," Kellman said. "The kids worked really hard on this and they were really happy to be able to make this donation. We all hope it helps the animals."

Photos from the event can be viewed at http://www.hswcmd.org and on the HSWC's Facebook Page. Videos featuring interviews with shoppers, project supervisor Marjorie Kellman and Miller donning a dress to promote the event are also on the HSWC Facebook Page.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to http://www.hswcmd.org for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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