Annual Fashion Gala returns Nov. 15

One of year’s biggest parties will benefit Christmas Project

The 17th annual Gala Fashion Show to benefit the Hood River County Christmas Project will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at the Best Western Hood River Inn. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and are available at participating merchants:

Flow Yoga, Lucy’s Informal Flowers, Foundation 45, 5th Element Salon, Plenty, Doug’s Sports, Ruddy Duck, Ananas Boutique, Foils Salon & Day Spa, Parts+Labour, Melika, Columbia Laser Skin Center, Salon Visio, bunny+pear, Zella, Dream Street, Up Front Hair/Skin, Hood River Valley High School Fashion Club, Future Fashionistas

Find updates on the event on Facebook at Facebook.com/Galafashionshow.

Sponsors include Insitu, Dakine and Pistil.

The Hood River County Christmas Project provides assistance with food and children’s gifts during the holidays to low-income families living within Hood River County. This year will mark the 90th year of the program, which is based on community participation.

Approximately 500 families (2,000 men, women and children) were registered in 2012 and were provided with food and toy assistance.

The Christmas Project is available to Hood River County families meeting State of Oregon Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) standards (previously known as the food stamps), although they do not need to be presently receiving SNAP benefits. Families wishing to apply will need to bring proof of income and residency. Eligible children in the family must be living at home. Christmas

In Hood River, applications will be taken at the Oregon Department of Human Services, 1610 Ninth Court on the Heights off of Pacific Avenue, Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 8, 15 and 22 and Dec. 6, and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9, 16, 23 and Dec. 7.

Applications will also be accepted later in November in Parkdale, Odell and Cascade Locks.

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