Recycle Fashion Show was a success

(11-23-2009)

Adams State College student models for the second annual Recycle Fashion Show are, left to right, front, Andrea Livingston, Georgia Anderson, Dora Vigil; and standing Rachel Raguindin, Loraine Glidewell, Amber Harlan, Christine Preiss, Bethany Smith, Deanna Gerschefske, Elizabeth Anderson, Raven Raguindin.

Dresses made of discarded farm twine, tubing, bottle caps, plastic shopping bags, aluminum pop cans, duct tape, magazine paper, shredded paper, and other discarded materials, were modeled by Adams State College students during the second annual Recycle Fashion Show, hosted by ASC Community Partnerships. The event drew a large crowd from the community and the college on Friday, November 13.

An exhibit featuring art made from recycled materials is currently on exhibit in the ASC Community Partnerships gallery. Both the exhibit and fashion show underscore the importance of reducing waste, recycling and re-using, in conjunction with America Recycles Day.

The fashion show outfits were created by community members and by the models, Andrea Livingston, Georgia Anderson, Dora Vigil, Rachel Raguindin, Loraine Glidewell, Amber Harlan, Christine Preiss, Bethany Smith, Deanna Gerschefske, Elizabeth Anderson, and Raven Raguindin. The student models were from a wide range of academic interest. St. Vincent de Paul, a local Alamosa thrift store, sponsored by the Sacred Heart Parish, provided the clothing that served as the base for the Recycle Fashion Show outfits. Anyone interested in participating by creating an outfit or serving as a model for next year's Recycle Fashion Show can contact ASC Community Partnerships at 719.587.8227.