State Fair Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda and business program students were greeted by a line of eager customers at the door Wednesday morning for the 10th annual Hire Attire sale.
Laura Taylor, adjunct instructor and chair of the Hire Attire Committee, said the sale had been busy all morning, and that students obtained even more clothes during the second collection day on Monday.
“We have more clothes than we ever have before,” she said. “We had several people who said they saved their clothes just for us. We didn’t have quite as many donors, but they all brought lots of items.”
The sale had several customers after the fashion show, which featured SFCC students from a variety of majors modeling clothes available for purchase. Models Britlyn Murray and Amber Gorrell were among those who made their way to the Thompson Conference Center to look through racks of clothing and accessories after the show.
“I want to own my own salon so having more professional looking clothes is important,” said Gorrell, who is a marketing major.
“I think it’s important to be ready for any job opportunity and have something to wear,” said Murray, a business major.
To help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event, four $50 gift cards to JCPenney will be given away today. Three $100 gift cards to JCPenney were given away Wednesday during the student-only portion of the sale.
The money raised goes toward the Hire Attire Scholarship, which is given away during honors convocation each year. The $500 award helps a student graduating with an associate’s in applied science purchase clothing for their professional career, or it can be used to purchase technology.
The sale is open to the public and students from 8 a.m. to noon today. It will take place in the Thompson Conference Center in the Heckart Science and Allied Health Center. Each item will cost $1 today.
For more information, email Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cathy Wilson at 530-5800, ext. 7207.