Trent Meigs, eighth grade; Kelli Hawkins, 10th grade; Brent Cowart, eighth grade; and Aman Burnette, attendance clerk, were winners of the Horseshoe Bend School “Sock it to Breast Cancer” pink fashion show. Other winners were Riley Lucas and Baylor Turner. | Alison James

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Students sock it to breast cancer

Published 3:58pm Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Students and faculty at Horseshoe Bend School made pink a fashion staple at the Fourth Annual Pink Fashion Show Tuesday.

The show was put together by the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club. Sponsor Felicia Williams said she and a former student wanted to do something for breast cancer, and after some research on the Internet, Williams came up with the idea for a pink fashion show.

“It’s just something fun, and the kids look forward to it,” Williams said. “Every year we change the theme.”

This year’s theme was “Sock it to Breast Cancer” – a sock hop-centered fashion show inspired by a sock monkey.

Students from each grade strutted their stuff to ‘50s music, dressed out in their best pink poodle skirts, pajama pants, sparkly accents and winter wear. Representatives from the American Cancer Society and Russell Medical Center helped judge the competition.

The show also featured a guest speaker – David Barranco, a male breast cancer survivor.

This year was the first for the FCCLA to add a T-shirt sale to the festivities.

The shirts feature a sock monkey dressed in pink.

“Since we’re selling the breast cancer shirts, I’m hoping we make a little bit more (money),” Williams said.

In the past the fashion show has raised $300-$400. Money raised goes to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research, and Williams said they will donate it in honor of a teacher of family and consumer science she knows from Randolph County. Friday is the last day to support the effort by purchasing a T-shirt for $12.

Call the school at 256-329-9110 for more information.