The style occasion of the season happened tonight on the IP On line casino.
For the fifth 12 months, the Bacot McCarty Basis, with the assistance of IP and South Mississippi Residing Journal, introduced its annual Renaissance the Runway parade to shut out the Jolly season and lift funds for quite a few nonprofits all through South Mississippi.
For the principle occasion, greater than 60 neighborhood leaders strutted down the runway, modeling outfits from native shops and boutiques.
The style present additionally featured a silent public sale the place 100 p.c of the proceeds go to the 10 charities that bought the objects and a raffle that helps present scholarship funds for native college students.
In whole, the occasion raises $ 150,000 that goes on to the southern Mississippi neighborhood and its many non-profit organizations.
Michael Sunderman, a Bacot McCarty board member and proprietor and editor of South Mississippi Residing Journal, was a sponsor and has been with the style present since its inception. “After the primary present, Todd Trenchard and I had been within the again speaking and we checked out one another ‘this may very well be one thing’ and we mentioned let’s discuss it. And a few weeks later we acquired collectively and it has been rising ever since. I do not see it stopping. I see this factor getting larger and larger. 5 years in the past, possibly $ 10,000 was raised. So it is a massive, massive change. “
The cash raised tonight is along with the lots of of 1000’s of raised this spring on the Jolly Golf Event.