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July 31, 2013

Mall hosts back-to-school bash

DANVILLE — A new event for the mall is kicking things off for the new school year.

The Back to School Bash starting at 1 p.m. Saturday will include fashion shows for people and pets, mall-wide store sales and displays, entertainment and a chance to donate school supplies to children and a chance to win door prizes.

The Village Mall is teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County to collect school supplies for local area students.

Village Mall Manager Cindy Compton said the event will kick off with the Danville Institute of Gymnastics providing entertainment.

A fashion show featuring pet fashions from Pet Supplies Plus will follow the gymnastics exhibition.

Then the event will go into the main fashion show that has about 10 mall stores involved, Compton said.

Compton said the mall has had other fashion shows with only one or two stores involved.

“Most of the clothing stores are involved,” she said of Saturday’s fashion show.

Some of the store sales include: Lovely Nails will provide $5 nail polishes to those age 12 and younger from 1-4 p.m. and BoRics Haircare will demonstrate “hair chalking.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County will be on hand to educate the public on one-to-one mentoring and afterschool programs.

Community members can sign up to volunteer that day, sign a child up or gain more information about available programs.

A mentor can translate into a miracle for a child who is struggling either in academics or socially, according to Big Brother Big Sisters executive director Rose Henton.

Anyone donating a school supply during the event will receive a ticket to be entered into drawings for great door prizes to be given away during the event.

All tickets also will be placed back in the drawing for a grand prize to be given away at the end of the fashion show.

You must be present to win door prizes.

Compton said someone can donate any school supply no matter how small, such as crayons or scissors, or make a monetary donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Door prizes will include movie passes and gift certificates.

Compton said the mall will also likely have a place to collect school supply donations for the remainder of the month, for those who can’t attend on Saturday.

Kala Hammer, case manager with Big Brothers Big Sisters, said there can be about 50 children on the wait list needing mentors.

“We don’t turn away volunteers,” Hammer said.

Hammer added that the donated school supplies are given to the youth with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.


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