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April 9, 2015

April 9, 2015

For more information, contact:
Natalie Lester
Moxley Carmichael
(865) 544-0088


Event offers great shopping at great prices for great cause

The ladies of East Tennessee should mark their calendars for Gals and Glamour, a gathering that offers the best locally designed fashion, while also helping the needy in the community.

The event, which occurs April 16 at the Knoxville Museum of Art, serves as a benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

Elaine Streno, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, said the event specifically is targeted for women.

“Since women are more likely to both donate to charitable causes and give at a higher level than men, regardless of income levels, we wanted to give ladies a fun night out while helping our important work,” Streno said.

According to research by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, female baby boomers and women of older generations give 89 percent more to charity than their male counterparts.

The evening will feature a one-hour “Style Under the Stars” fashion show in the North Garden of the museum. Marc Nelson Denim, M.S. McLellan, Janice Ann’s Fashions Boutique and Sole in the City will present their latest looks during the show.

“Hunks Against Hunger” from the Billy Lush Board Shop will showcase the mystery silent auction packages. Items will be bundled by category, such as travel and entertainment; home and food; and glamour. Bidders will know one item in the bundle, as well as the business that provided it, but each winner will be surprised by the complete package.

A live auction will begin after the “Style Under the Stars” fashion show.

Purchasing tickets early is important, as fashion show seating is limited. VIP tickets and Gal Pal packages already are sold out. Ticket information is available online at Second Harvest.

Phillips & Jordan is the presenting sponsor of the event. Other sponsors include multiple Knoxville businesses, including Bandit Lites, Barre3, Billy Lush Board Shop, B&T Distributing, Costco, Janice Ann’s Fashions, Jewelry Television, King University, Land Rover Knoxville, Marc Nelson Denim, M.S. McClellan, Patricia Nash, Salon Biyoshi, Sole in the City, Springboard AudioVisual, LLC, Tanger Outlets and the University of Tennessee Culinary Program.

Proceeds from Gals and Glamour will help Second Harvest Food Bank in its mission to feed approximately 200,000 hungry East Tennesseans.

About Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is the region’s largest hunger-relief charity, operating programs in 18 counties as far west as Crossville, and as far east as Newport. The food bank secures and distributes 18 million pounds of food and grocery products annually through a network of more than 500 partnering non-profit organizations, such as schools, food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency shelters. Second Harvest’s hunger assistance programs benefit more than 225,900 children, adults, and seniors annually.