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Attention Aspiring Designers: Put your Talent to the Test for Great Cause

Those with a knack for fashion design are needed to showcase their creativity at the Moonrise Hotel on July 27 for The Salvation Army's Garbage Bag Gala.

Those with a knack for fashion design are needed to showcase their creativity at the Moonrise Hotel on July 27 for The Salvation Army's Garbage Bag Gala.

Each designer will construct a casual and evening wear look out of garbage bags and duct tape for the model they are paired with. No other materials can be used, and stitching is not allowed. At the end of the night, a panel of judges will choose which designer and model combination is the best, and the winners will receive a prize.

Prizes from Loop businesses will be up for grabs, including gifts and gift cards from , and . Two tickets to the Aug. 4 Cardinal game against the Milwaukee Brewers also will be available. In addition, designers will be publicized in The Salvation Army's press releases and social media posts prior to the event.

The Garbage Bag Gala allows attendees to give back to the organization that continues to do the most good in St. Louis – The Salvation Army. The evening will raise awareness about homelessness and educate people about The Salvation Army’s homeless services.

Food and beverages from Eclipse Restaurant will be available during the event, and room packages at the Moonrise Hotel also are available. To learn more about Garbage Bag Gala, visit The Salvation Army’s summer series website, or buy tickets today.

For more information about  participating as a designer, contact Angie Merseal at 314-646-3193 or angie.merseal@usc.salvationarmy.org

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