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The Second Local P.A.S.S. Event of 2015 Features Fashion Show to Benefit OASIS Hosted by Haircut 101 Feb. 20

By Madison Fisler Lewis

Feb. 10, 2015. On Friday, Feb. 20, The Local will host a fashion show sponsored by Haircut 101 as the second ever The Local P.A.S.S. event. The fashion show will benefit local charity, OASIS, which helps women and families in crisis.

The Local P.A.S.S. (Provide, Advocate, Sustain, Synergy) is an initiative started by the restaurant which seeks to assist local organizations within the Boone community. According to a press release, the goals of The Local P.A.S.S. are to provide services to the community, advocate for those in need by supporting local organizations, sustaining the local economy and fostering synergy within the community.

The fashion show will take place at The Local from 6-8:30 p.m., and will include a raffle with great items donated by River Street Ale House, CoBo, Red Onion, Haircut 101, Anna Banana’s, Casa Rustica and more. Proceeds from the raffle and from admission tickets will benefit the local organization.

Those who wish to attend may purchase passes to attend in three levels:

Silver Pass ($10)

  • One-time event entry
  • Free appetizers
  • One free pint of beer or non-alcoholic beverage
  • One raffle ticket

Gold Pass ($50)

  • Entry to six Local P.A.S.S. events
  • Free appetizers for each event
  • One free pint of beer or non-alcoholic beverage for each event
  • One raffle ticket for each event
  • Five percent discount for cardholder on all food purchases

Platinum Pass ($100)

  • Entry to twelve events
  • Free appetizers for each event
  • One free pint of beer or a non-alcoholic beverage for each event
  • One raffle ticket for each event
  • Ten percent discount for cardholder on all food purchases.

For more information about The Local P.A.S.S. initiative, click here.

OASIS fashion showSince 1978, OASIS has offered many different services to victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault including a 24-hour crisis line for survivors of domestic violence, confidential emergency shelter for women and children, short term crisis intervention counseling, support and advocacy for legal and medical processes, case management information and referrals, transitional housing, support and services and skill development programs as well as support groups and more.

“Being in the business we are in, unfortunately, we hear and see the effects on individuals and families that domestic abuse can cause,” said John Mena, owner of Haircut 101.

“We are doing just a small part, yet we feel that the more people are aware, the less likely they are to be tolerant of this kind of behavior. Nobody should tolerate or be subjected to verbal or physical abuse from a partner in any relationship. We are all a part of this community and we should all be looking out for each other.”

Haircut 101 has done many fashion shows in the past, and most have benefitted nonprofit organizations like OASIS.

“Who doesn’t like a fashion show?” said Mena. “The money collected will enable a community member to leave a toxic and degrading relationship and to start on a road to healing and recovery. Fashion shows help us to not only promote what we do best with hairstyles and makeup, but to showcase locally owned downtown clothing boutiques.”

For more information about this event, click here.

The Local is located at 179 Howard St. in Downtown Boone.