On Friday, the high school French Club held its second annual fashion show to support the Retreat. Students’ families, teachers, and friends were invited to the school cafeteria, where a runway was set up, to watch students strut their stuff. Local stores such as LF, Lilly Pulitzer, Kai Lani, the Retreat Boutique, and others provided clothing for the models to wear.
Guests helped themselves to snacks and “mocktails” while bidding in a paper auction. A speaker from the Retreat spoke about her own experiences with domestic violence and encouraged students to seek help if needed (the Retreat had pamphlets available) and welcomed volunteers to join. The night concluded with a “Masquerade” theme. Admission was $10, and all proceeds went to the Retreat. By Aoife Ford