Glitter and Glam: Wine Tasting and Fashion Show was a Night to Remember
On July 9th, 2009, Agape celebrated its 5-year anniversary at Hotel Preston in grandiose, red carpet style, with models strutting their stuff in beautiful, sassy fashions from local designer Olia Zavozina, accompanied by four-legged pooches donning their own glamorous digs provided by Come Sit Stay. Glitter and Glam was truly a night to remember, featuring professional wine tasters and over $1,000 in door prizes from local animal-friendly establishments.
Glitter and Glam highlighted the milestone that Agape has rescued, rehabilitated and found loving homes for over 400 animals in Middle Tennessee over the past five years. During the wine tasting and complimentary hors d'hoeuvres, guests viewed a tribute to rescue animals, and they were delighted to meet a surprise guest — one of our very own success stories, Faith — who came bursting onto the stage following a tribute to her life. There was not a dry eye in the room!
The evening ended with an energetic fashion show featuring 12 models and some darling dogs who were sexy models in their own right. Everyone who came to the event, two-legged and four-, contributed to helping save more lives. We cannot thank you enough for the support. Vendors donated 50% of their sales to Agape on orders taken during the show, including three designer dresses sold in a silent auction. What a great way to give to the animals! All the proceeds from Glitter and Glam, over $2000, will go directly to helping save rescue dogs' lives.
Many wonderful sponsors contributed their time and talent to help make this fabulous event possible. Thanks again to our Gold Level Sponsors: Hotel Preston, Olia Zavozina, Studio Gaven, John Casablancas, Sephora, Dreamrow, Harmony Designs Photography, Southern Veterinary Clinic, Party Patrol, Nashville Paw Magazine and Black Orchid Designs. Dozens more volunteered their time and energy for weeks on end to make Glitter and Glam the success it was. To all of you, our heartfelt thanks.
Thank you for your help in making us successful these past five years. Your support equals lives saved and without YOU, we would not be here. Here's to 15 more successful years!
Above: Designer Olia Zavozina and Izzy; Center: Debbie Morrow with Picasso, Nikki Tidwell with Addie; Bottom-Right: Oswald struts his stuff as a dog model. Photos by Harmony Designs Photography.
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