CCEF style show raises $28,000

July 1st, 2018

Fashion models Taylor Diggs, a junior at Clear Lake High, and Mikayla Anding, a Clear Falls High junior, show off pretty spring and summer fashions from Dillard’s at Baybrook Mall during the Clear Creek Education Foundation Fashion Show.

The Clear Creek Education Foundation‘s 12th annual fashion show showcased the many things CCEF loves about CCISD, using the theme, “I Love CCISD…District and Community Strong.”

Held at Mercedes-Benz of Clear Lake, the popular style show drew more than 220 guests and raised over $28,000 to support Clear Creek ISD academic enrichment programs.

The “CCISD Strong” Fashion Show, directed by national fashion event producer Lenny Matuszewski Jr., featured 50 high school juniors, along with 8 guest models who rocked the runway and 8 teachers modeling fashions from Dillard’s – Baybrook Mall and hair styles by Visible Changes.

Plus, League City Elementary kindergartner, Levi Maldonado, and his art teacher and homeroom teacher, Mrs. Aalund and Ms. Barrera, strutted the runway wearing t-shirts showcasing Levi’s design as the winning artist of the annual “CCISD Strong” Kindergarten Art Contest.

In addition to runway seating, 10 local restaurants provided stations offering hors d’oeuvres for guests, who also enjoyed talent vignettes featuring CCISD students – truly an event for all to enjoy.

Meanwhile, student groups including the Clear Springs Jazz Ensemble led by George Solis and the Clear Lake High School Soundwaves led by Jade Blakey, entertained guests before the fashion show. The Clear Springs Theatre, led by Mark Stonebarger, wowed the audience with a few scenes from “Shrek,” while the Clear Springs High Audio Video and Production team, led by Amber Pecsenye, captured the event in a keepsake high definition video.

“CCEF works year-round to develop and host programs that truly make a difference in the lives of CCISD students,” CCEF Executive Director Kaci Hanson said. “Our fashion show is a special time to educate the community on our initiatives and enlist their support, while showcasing many of the programs we love through this fun filled event. This year’s event did not disappoint.”

The event was planned by a 21-person volunteer committee that included CCEF Community Marketing and Events Manager Kelsey Richardson; Co-Chairmen Gina Conklin and Elizabeth Wang; and committee members Joyce Abbey, Summer Brauer, Suzanne Fair, Kimberly Fleming, Ann Hammond, Midge Herrod, Rebecca Lilley, Dinah Matthews, Laura Mackay, Amanda Mark, Sarah Moutz, Claudia Pardivala, Sonia Ponchak, Jill Reason, Deena Rigby, Skyler Rossacci, Brad Rossacci and Mary Ann Shallberg.

Mercedes Benz dealer Jerry Foyt, center, welcomes the CCEF style show committee. They are, from left, Skyler Rossacci, CCEF Events Manager Kelsey Richardson, Amanda Mark, CCEF Executive Director Kaci Hanson, CCEF Chairman Jill Reason, Co-Chairman Elizabeth Wang, Mary Ann Shallberg, Co-Chairman Gina Conklin, Brad Rossacci, CCISD Trustees Ann Hammond and Paige Rander and Laura Mackay.

CCEF style show raises funds to support CCISD programs

June 1st, 2017

Margaret McCarty showcases
fashions from Dillard’s at Baybrook.

This year’s 11th annual Clear Creek Education Foundation fashion show drew a crowd of more than 300 and raised over $20,000 to support academic enrichment programs in the Clear Creek Independent School District.

Held in League City at Mercedes-Benz of Clear Lake,  it had “I Love CCISD…Where Inspiration Becomes Reality!” as this year’s theme.
“CCEF works year-round to develop and host programs that truly make a difference in the lives of CCISD students,” CCEF Executive Director Kaci Hanson said. “Our fashion show is a special time to educate the community on our initiatives and enlist their support, while showcasing many of the programs we love through this fun filled event. This year’s event did not disappoint.”

Carsen Lee wears a big smile
as he comes down the runway.

The fashion show showcased many things CCEF loves about CCISD!  Complete with runway seating, hors d’oeuvre stations provided by 10 local restaurants, and talent vignettes featuring CCISD students, it was an event for all to enjoy. The “I Love CCISD” Fashion Show was directed by national fashion event producer Lenny Matuszewski Jr. with fashions and makeup provided by Dillard’s – Baybrook Mall, hair by Visible Changes and a Microsoft gaming station.
Focal points of the evening:

Fashions modeled by 75 CCISD high school juniors and guest models who are in good academic standing, involved in school and community activities, and who demonstrate all that is positive about CCISD;

McWhirter Elementary kindergartner, Mason Creger, and his teacher, Leena Elmore strutted down the runway wearing t-shirts showcasing Mason’s design as the winning artist of the annual “I Love CCISD” Kindergarten Art Contest.  This year’s design was a star showcasing “Why CCISD Shines.”
Student entertainment groups including the Clear Falls Jazz Ensemble, led by Russell Zavalla; the  Clear Lake High School Soundwaves, led by Raul Dominguez; Clear Springs High School Audio Video and Production, led by Amber Pecsenye; and Clear Springs Theatre, led by Mark Stonebarger; wowed the audience.

McWhirter kindergartner, Mason Creger and his teacher, Leena Elmore, left, and mother, Tina Creger, come down the runway wearing T-shirts showcasing Mason’s design as the winning artist of the annual “I Love CCISD” art contest that were sold throughout the district.
Photos by Elizabeth McCarty.

The event was planned by a 22-person volunteer committee that included: CCEF Executive Director Kaci Hanson, Fashion Show Chairman Kay Lee Benoit and committee members Kim Barker, Katy Bastedo, Marshall Bennett, Summer Brauer, Amanda Eaves, Melinda Emmons, Paige Fahey, Kimberly Fleming, Tisa Foster, Ann Hammond, Midge Herrod, Holly Hughes, Ellen King, Elizabeth McCarty, Donna McMartin, Sarah Moutz, Claudia Pardivala, Sonia Ponchak, Jill Reason, Deena Rigby, Skyler Rossacci and Elizabeth Wang.

“This event,” Hanson pointed out, “would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors — Mercedes-Benz of Clear Lake, Ron Carter Clear Lake, Andrews Kurth, JSC Federal Credit Union, Dillard’s Baybrook, Memorial Hermann Southeast, The Reserve at Clear Lake City, UTMB, Awards of Distinction, Ann Hammond, The Ditta Family, The DeMasie Family, Greer, Herz & Adams, LLP, League City Councilman Nick Long, Dr. Mitch Foster, DDS, Ron Carter Autoland, Oral Surgery Associates, The Tanzberger Family, and food vendors Double Dave’s Pizza Works, Grazia Italian Kitchen, HEB, Jackie’s Brickhouse, Luka’s BBQ Steakhouse, Main St Bistro, Merlion Thai Restaurant, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Rise Cupcakes.”