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Fashion Show 2023

20th Annual Fundraiser Fashion Show & Social

The Larrabee Center/Trinkets & Togs 20th Annual Fundraiser Fashion Show & Social was truly a night of celebration and a wonderful success in raising awareness and funds for Employment Services. On Thursday, September 28th at Prairie Links Event Center, guests gathered to enjoy live music from Mitch Laue, delicious food catered by Hy-Vee and The Mixing Bowl, a silent auction with fabulous packages, door prizes, and unique experiences like shopping our Trinkets Boutique, playing our Trinkets Treasure Hunt and even a Mystery Box Game with some fun prizes. The highlight of the night was our fashion show featuring clients, staff, volunteers and family members.

Sharing our mission and highlighting client success stories were prominent pieces of our event and we were thrilled to have clients who have worked at Trinkets & Togs as well as those who have obtained and maintained employment in the community be featured at our event. The purpose of our event was also to raise funds to support our Employment Services. Thanks to our generous sponsors and the overwhelming support from the community, over $16,000 was raised to support Employment Services, specifically to cover wages for participants working at Trinkets & Togs in Waverly. To close out the night, guests were treated to a giveaway of the beautiful floral centerpieces sponsored in part by Ecker’s Flowers & Greenhouses.

Two local employers were also recognized during the event as Inclusive Employers for their commitment to hiring employees of all abilities. This year’s honorees we Seasonal Management as New Employer of the Year, and Pizza Ranch as a Legacy Partner. Clients who work at the businesses along with a representative of each employer accepted the recognition awards.

Special Thanks to our Red Carpet Sponsor Cedar Valley Dental Associates for their top level sponsorship and support of our event. Runway Sponsors included Kristi Demuth – American Family Insurance and American Family Dreams Foundation. Paparazzi Sponsors included Dr Celina Peerman – The Peerman Group, Municipal Pipe Tool Co., and Northern Iowa Therapy. Model Sponsors included The Accel Group, CUSB Bank, Denver Insurance, First Bank, First Maxfield Mutual, Grundy Mutual Insurance, Jerry Roling Motors, Rada Manufacturing, Tenenbaum’s Jewelry, The VGM Group, Waverly Health Center, Wells Hollow Landscaping, Yoder Construction, Additional Sponsors: Dunn Realty, Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes, Krystal Liebau Century 21 Signature Real Estate.

Silent Auction Sponsors: AllyCatz GrubHouse, Black Hawks Hockey, Bremer Brewing Company, Chad’s Pizza – Grundy Center, ChillAxe/TeeUp, Fiscus Jewelers, Get Roasted Coffee Co., Green Bay Packers, Hansen’s Dairy, Hockey’s Smokehouse, Iowa Children’s Museum, Isle Casino Hotel, J & J Hideaway Cabin, Ninja U, Pizza Ranch, Raising Canes, RayGun, Sanded & Signed by Shelby, Sasquatch Jacks, Science Center of Iowa, Science Museum of Minnesota, Single Speed Brewery, Thinkwell, Thirty-one Bags – Sue Eckerman, Turf & Landscape Inc., UNI Athletics, Wartburg College.

Photo Credit: Alexis Rose Photography