Fashion Debut extends to two downtown businesses

It’s an event that is growing before it even starts.

The 2012 Spring Fashion Debut, presented by Augusta Free Press, has now grown beyond just the doors of The Gateway.

Two other businesses will host vendors and take part in the event. Initial Inspiration, at 412 W. Main St. will host two vendors, and the Shenandoah Valley Art Center, at 126 S. Wayne Ave., will host four vendors. They will join the 15-plus vendors scheduled to appear at The Gateway, 329 W. Main St., in downtown Waynesboro from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 11.

“It’s very exciting to be a part of an event that has grown from one location to expand to downtown as a whole,” said event organizer Crystal Graham. “I’m thrilled that two other downtown merchants want to be a part of the Spring Fashion Debut.”

The 2012 Spring Fashion Debut will preview new spring lines from more than 20 vendors for companies including Cookie Lee Jewelry, Dove Chocolate, Vault Denim, Jockey, Kelly’s Kids, Perfectly Posh, Stella and Dot, thirty one and more. All who attend will also have the opportunity to win a free Kindle Fire, courtesy of event sponsor Realtor Kathleen Kellett.

The Spring Fashion Debut will be part of a busy Saturday in Downtown Waynesboro which will also play host to a Love Is In The Air promotion including a Chocolate Walk being put on by downtown merchants. There will also be LOVE artwork installed at the corner of Main and Wayne for the community to enjoy.

“I hope that the community will come out and support these local vendors,” said Graham. “And I hope they will take time to enjoy the secondary locations of the Spring Fashion Debut and all of the businesses downtown.”

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