Monday, December 1, 2008

Pretty girls with beautiful hearts

They're hitting the catwalks at Parkside Collegiate Institute on Wednesday.

But it's all for a good cause as the Parkside field hockey team presents its seventh annual fashion show.

Kicking off at 7 p.m., more than 25 models -- including 15 girls from the field hockey team and eight teaches, among others -- will take to a runway set up in the school's centre court. There, in a two-hour show, they'll show off the latest fashions from Durkee's in Aylmer.

"It's an annual thing we do and it's a lot of fun. We hope that people will come out and support us," said Sarah Hiepleh, one of the team's captains. She noted every year, the squad teams up with different shops in the St. Thomas-Elgin area for fashions.

On top of a series of formal dresses, Hiepleh explained, they'll have casual wear and other outfits.

But they've got other supporters as well.

"We have moms coming in to do our hair, so we have formal up-dos and more casual things. We also have little brothers and sisters come in to help us. And men teachers come in to participate as well."

Besides supporting the team, money is also destined for a local charity.

"We've supported Big Brothers and Big Sisters (of St. Thomas-Elgin). This time we're (supporting) Christmas Care."

Hiepleh estimated $1,500 was raised last year. This time around, the squad is hoping to raise $2,000.

Tickets for the show are available from team members, at the door or by contacting the PCI office at 519-633-0090.