Greetings, WV Style Teamers!
The Recycling Coalition held its 11th Annual Re-Fashion Show at the Charleston Town Center today, showcasing original outfits made out of recyclable materials such as used books, magazines, newspaper, balloons, cereal tops and CDs. What an amazing and inspiring event! The event is part of the American Recycles Day celebration, held on November 15, 2000 . Carol Throckmorton of the WV Solid Waste Management Board, who emcee’d of the event, stated the goal of this fashion show was to educate people about recycling and to promote the buying and usage of recycled items. The show was an impressive show of creativity, ingenuity, and design skills.
Open to all West Virginia residents, there were two age-range categories for contestants, 13 and younger and 14 and over. Winners received cash prizes of $100,$150, and $200. Gift cards were also awarded for three special categories: the Coca-Cola Challenge; the Newspaper Challenge, which is sponsored the Charleston Newspapers; and the Shopping/ Miscellaneous Challenge, sponsored by Town Center Mall.
Here are the top three winners of the 14 and over categories.
1st Place: Lauren Shelton
2nd Place: Mallory Sisler
3rd Place: Olivia Best
Winners of the 13 and under category . . . .
1st Place: Hermonie Ashman
2nd Place: Emmie Wince
Third Place: Chloe Sotomayor
The Coca-Cola Challenge Category winner was Jesssica Kraschewski of Winfield, WV.
The Newspaper Challenge Winner was Jensen White.
The Winner of the Shopping Challenge was Amanda Mayhew.
And here are some additional shots from the show.