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Aug. 4, 2001 – The annual Island Stylin' fashion show fund-raiser for The Safety Zone is making some moves this year — to a tea-time Sunday slot and an open-air setting at the Westin Resort.
This fifth annual event is set for 4 p.m. Aug. 26, in the beachside gazebo at the St. John resort. "An Afternoon of Limin'" is the theme. It will be the first time the fashion show hasn't been held at Caneel Bay. And the afternoon scheduling, according to a knowledgeable source, includes plans "to have at least two models emerge from the water."
As usual, community role models and celebrities are lining up to strut their stuff in the show. The list so far includes Dr. Elizabeth Barot, Troy Billingham, William "Champagne" Chandler, Danielle Cole, Cathy Dove, Julien Harley, Robert Luke, Dr. Kimberly Moore and Gayle Varlack.
Radio personality Luke portrayed the groom in a wedding fashion segment of last year's show, but he's back again this year still fashionably footloose and fancy free. Lorna Nichols and Lindsay Brockington from TV 2 will provide the commentary.
The models will be showing off clothing and accessories from St. John shops and boutiques — so far Bamboula, Bougainvillea, Caneel Bay Gift Shop, Dreams and Dragonflies, and the Love City Surf Shack.
Along with the fashion show, the event also will feature a silent auction and a raffle, both of offering numerous gifts and services donated by local businesses.
The summertime fashion show is one of two annual community fund-raising events held each year by the St. John Abuse and Neglect Task Force to benefit The Safety Zone, which provides services to victims of domestic violence and other violent crime, both residents and island visitors. The other event is an art auction held in the winter.
Island Stylin' tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the gate. On St. John, they're being sold at The Chelsea Drug Store, Connections, St. John Drug Center and the Safety Zone offices. On St. Thomas, they're available at Color of Joy and Dockside Books.
The price of admission includes two drinks and complimentary light foods, courtesy of Baked in the Sun, Chilly Billy's, Morgan's Mango, the Mongoose Restaurant, The Stone Terrace, True Love Catering and The Westin. There also will be a cash bar
More information may be obtained by calling the Safety Zone executive director, Iris Kern, at 693-7233 or 690-7233.


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