Genesee Community College Fashion Show Production Class Presents Two Shows of "RUNWAY 24" The College's 24th Annual Fashion Show

The Fashion Show Production students at Genesee Community College are presenting "RUNWAY 24," the College's 24TH Annual Fashion Show. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the program, this year's event will have two shows, scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2004 at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Each production of "Runway 24" will happen at Genesee's Batavia campus in the William W. Stuart Forum.

"As one of the largest fashion shows in Western New York, attendance grew to over one thousand guests last year and we accommodated a standing room only audience," Genesee Community College professor Rick Dudkowski said. "This year, we decided to expand the schedule to feature two complete productions giving everyone a good seat and chance to enjoy the program. It is going to be a very exciting day for everyone."

Fashion Merchandising students are coordinating over 100 models for 15 different scenes, including some of the old favorites, as well as some totally new thematic concepts. Among the new scenes will be the "Denim," "Punk," "Geek Sheik," and a "Vintage" scene showing classic styles with a modern attribute. In addition, some of the much-loved scenes from prior years, including the "Seasonal," "International," Kids," "Formal," and the ever popular "Wedding" scenes will be featured again across "Runway 24" this year.

"This successful event and its growing popularity could never happen without community support and we are delighted to have so many organizations that assist in a wide variety of ways," Dudkowski said. This year's participating stores and merchants include: *Bella Cosa, Batavia*Charles Men's Shop, Batavia*Chayban's Tailors & Formal Wear McKinley Mall, Hamburg, NY*The Children's Place Marketplace Mall, Rochester, NY*David's Bridal McKinley Mall*Fashion Bug, Batavia*The Gap, Greece Ridge Center*Hot Topic, Marketplace Mall*House of K, Batavia*L'Avant Garbe, Pittsford*Maurices, Batavia*Men-tality, Pittsford*JC Penney, Batavia*Posh Princess, Brockport*Salvation Army, Batavia*Ski Market, Williamsville*Stan's Harley Davidson, Batavia*Tops & Bottoms, McKinley Mall*Victoria's Bridal Shoppe, Williamsville*Wal-Mart, Batavia

Advance tickets for the show are strongly recommended and are available for $5 by calling 585-345-6830. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $7.

A number of door prizes will be awarded, and immediately following the show there will be refreshments in the College cafeteria. The pre-show entertainment includes a performance by "Another Bad Creation" and "The Destination Diva's." This year's sponsors are Mercedes Benz of Buffalo and Batavia Wal-Mart.