Salvation Army Style Show features a new twist

By WEEK Producer

October 8, 2013 Updated Oct 8, 2013 at 6:49 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Central Illinois models hit the runway Tuesday to benefit the Salvation Army Heartland Division.

Community members packed the Four Seasons’ ballroom for a look at the latest fashions in the Salvation Army's annual Style Show.

Models of all sizes and ages, including our own Chuck Collins, sported a variety of outfits from local retailers.

This year's event called "Project Runway" also allowed Bradley students to make dresses out of garbage bags, shower curtains and other non-traditional materials.

"It is a design oriented show,” said Chairperson Debbie Knost. “I am a big fan. I had seen an exhibit of dresses made out of unconventional things and I thought that would be so fun.”

Last year the event raised $86,000.

All of the money raised goes toward the Salvation Army's Tree of Lights Campaign.

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