A runway success: Annual fashion show draws Stone Soup supporters
The community turned out to help support Stone Soup Thrift Shop during its annual fashion show fundraiser at the John P. Furber Farm.
Volunteers modeled fashions that were drawn from the shop's inventory, including gowns, T-shirts and capri pants.
Vickie Snyder, executive director of the Basic Needs, Inc. nonprofit that runs Stone Soup, was among the models strutting on the runway at the Aug. 10 event. So was her granddaughter, Lydia Thomson, 12, who came from Rochester to participate in the show.
"We've had a better turnout than we thought we would," Snyder said.
The event raised $3,598.
The fashion show was emceed by St. Paul Park Mayor Sandi Dingle and Newport Mayor Dan Lund. Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey also attended.
Since it opened in 1997, Stone Soup has sold or given away tons of gently used furniture, clothing and household items to the homeless and financially distressed.