Watch some 'model citizens' take to the fashion runway for good cause
Last updated 2/17/2022 at 1:48pm
Join Fountain Valley Scholars (FVS) for an afternoon of fun to watch local community members and leaders take the stage to raise money for college scholarships.
The "Thrill of Thrift" fashion show will be Saturday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Fountain Valley YMCA, 326 W. Alabama Ave., Fountain.
Students from area high schools will dress up the runway models, including principals, fire officials and other recognizable faces, using thrift store apparel.
Officials participating as models include:
WSD3 Superintendent Kevin Duren
FFC8 Assistant Superintendent Dr. Lori Cooper
Security Library Director Susan Garrett
Pikes Peak Public Library Jake Rundle
Widefield High School Principal Jessica Bitting
Mesa Ridge High School Principal Levka Craft
Discovery High School Principal Shane Skalla
Fountain-Fort Carson High School Principal Patrick Krumholz
Pikes Peak YMCA CEO Boyd Williams
Widefield Parks and Rec Director Eric Hulen
Security Fire Battalion Chief Derek Chambers
Fort Carson Garrison Commander Col. Nate Springer
Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer
Fountain City Council Member Detra Duncan
There will be music courtesy of DJ Shield, entertainment, and a silent auction. Package items to bid on include photography, yoga, personal training and DJ services.
Entry is free, but a $5 donation is requested. Funds raised at the event will benefit students from local high schools.
For nearly 30 years, FVS has awarded students in Widefield School District 3 and Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 with college scholarships.
FVS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing scholarships for high-achieving and eligible seniors from D3 and D8 high schools to help them attend the college or university of their choice. Scholarships are awarded to recipients each May.
"This is not possible without community support," organizer Sam Briggs said. "Thankfully, we live in a community that is not only kind and generous, but strives to see our youth excel in education."
FVS's biggest fundraiser is the annual FVS Golf Tournament held at the Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club on Fort Carson. This year's tournament is scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2022. FVS is currently seeking sponsors and teams for the tournament. Details on sponsorship packages and the event can be found at http://www.fountainvalleyscholars.wordpress.com.
There are many ways to get involved with Fountain Valley Scholars:
● Volunteer! FVS meets once a month, usually on a Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at the Widefield School District 3 Administration Building, 1820 Main St.
● Donate! Online donations: fountainvalleyscholars.wordpress.com
Mail donations to: Fountain Valley Scholars, 1820 Main St., Colorado Springs, CO 80911
● Partner! Let's work together to help our students fulfill their educational dreams.
For more information on FVS, please contact Samantha Briggs at 719-391-3000 or Christy McGee at 719-382-1318