Wednesday, March 5, 2008

March 8: American Girl Fashion Show & Tea

The Freedom Trail Foundation is hosting its second annual and largest-in-the-country American Girl Fashion Show & Tea this Saturday, March 8 at the new Renaissance Waterfront Hotel, Boston.
Over 1,400 little girls and their adult guests will enjoy American Girl historical and contemporary fashions for girls and their dolls, party favors, and door prizes. Boston's First Lady Mrs. Angela Menino will serve as Honorary Chairperson of the event. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Freedom Trail Scholars program.
The Fashion Show & Tea features 60 Boston Ballet students who model historic and contemporary clothes while guests, and their dolls, enjoy an elegant tea.
Maya Ritter, film star from the movie Molly, An American Girl on the Home Front will be there all day to meet and pose for pictures with the girls.
Barnes & Noble will opened a “bookshop Boutique” offering a wide selection and the latest editions of American Girl books and accessories.
American Girl souvenirs and specialty items available only at fashion shows are on sale, also in the Boutique.
There is a gift for every girl at both of the two seatings for the show at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Reservations are required. There are limited tickets still available.
“These American Girl Fashion Shows are offered all over the country,” said Mimi La Camera, president of the Freedom Trail Foundation, “but the Freedom Trail Foundation’s show is the only one that offers an elegant tea and such a large shopping boutique. In cities where there is no American Girl Place, this is a great chance to have an American Girl experience close to home. The response has been fabulous, and we expect to be able to fund our innovative Freedom Trail Scholars education program for low performing schools where we ‘take the Revolution to school’ through in-school teaching performances of important historic events.”

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