On Saturday, April 21, 2012, we held our very first “Independence In Vogue” Fashion Show & Open House at our new showroom in Hummelstown, Pa. In front of a packed audience, eight courageous ladies with disabilities modeled fashions from local shops and proved that beauty really does come from within.
For us, the event was an opportunity to show that individuals with disabilities can do anything they set their minds to. We here at Keystone Mobility, and everyone who participated, wanted to send a strong message to others with physical impairments that they too can accomplish what they set out to do, and live rich, fulfilling lives.
Many area businesses contributed to the event, including Christopher & Banks, CJ Banks, Hello Gorgeous in Camp Hill, and Now Wear This! in Elizabethtown, who dressed the models. Our event also featured educational workshops as well as booths from 16 different equipment manufacturers and five area organizations. Catered food, beverages, and music rounded out the event and made for a celebratory atmosphere.
Our models were thrilled to take part in the fashion show, and many friends and family came out to support them. For their efforts, the ladies were well pampered throughout the day and met with resounding applause each time they took the stage. For all of the models, this was their first time participating in a fashion show. Naturally, some had a case of the butterflies. But like Megan Ott, who is just nine years old, our models couldn’t help but light up the room with their smiles once they came on to the platform. While on stage, some background was given about each model, as well as any special message they wanted to convey to the audience. In each case, our models shared their optimism and enthusiasm while sending a message to others with physical impairments that only the wrong attitude can hold someone back.
The event was a tremendous success thanks to our wonderful models and everyone who contributed. It warms our hearts here at Keystone Mobility to see the smiles of those we serve, and on that day, there were some very big smiles!
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