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Lit Comes Alive With American Girl Fashion

Tickets are now on sale for Our Lady of Mercy’s American Girl Fashion Show® that will take place at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, Oct. 18  to Oct. 20. Fashion show tickets are $37 and can be purchased online at www.americangirlfashionshows.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

A total of four two-hour fashion shows will be held highlighting the American Girl historical characters and their individual stories, as well as showcasing contemporary fashions.  Each fashion show will include tea-party style refreshments, raffles, souvenirs, and door prizes.  Proceeds from the fashion show will be used to benefit Our Lady of Mercy School.

Last year’s American Girl Fashion show hosted by Our Lady of Mercy was a tremendous success raising over $24,000 for Our Lady of Mercy School with over 800 people from all over long island attending the event. “The gym was transformed and the decorations were wonderful!” said one attendee from Bethpage, “and the food was delicious!”

This year’s fashion shows will once again feature local girls from the community modeling American Girl Fashions on loan to Our Lady of Mercy from American Girl Programs, Inc. Our Lady of Mercy is having a “model search” for girls who are either size 6x or 10 to model during the shows   If you would like information about modeling, please see the fashion show website,  www.americangirlfashionshows.com.

American Girl Dolls are a contemporary phenomenon that teaches young girls about periods in American history by telling the stories from the perspective of young girls living in that time period.  The American Girl stories cover topics such as poverty, racism, and war, and present these topics in way that young girls can understand.  Each American Girl Doll comes with its own line of clothing, accessories, and storybooks.

For more information contact Christine Mace at 516-433-7040.

News

Plainview school officials are looking for public input for the next round of capital improvements.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District announced the search for volunteers to serve on its Facilities Upgrade and Improvement Advisory Committee at a special Board of Education meeting held on July 16. The committee will advise and assist the District in preparing a capital improvement bond issue that will be proposed to the Plainview-Old Bethpage community for a vote in December.

One local playwright and his company — The Plainview Project — seem to be headed to the big leagues.

Claude Solnik of Plainview, the Plainview Project’s writer, is married with two children. While he has a master’s degree in dramatic writing from New York University, after graduating he ended up going into journalism, which currently remains his day job. But in his free time he indulged in his true passion, hammering out numerous play scripts until the day they he realized that he needed to stop sitting on these works he was creating and put them in the hands of actors that could give them life.


Calendar

Sonny And Perley

Saturday, July 26

Young Israel Blood Drive

Sunday, July 27

Fun In The Sun

Monday, July 28



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