Local ‘American’ Girls Learn History, Fashion At Arts Center Fundraiser

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If you've got American Girls living in your house, you probably know all about the American Girl Doll.

This weekend in downtown Springdale, the Arts Center of the Ozarks will be hosting the American Girl Fashion Show.

There are four opportunities for you to see first-hand what it's like to be an American Girl, while learning all of the history that goes along with it.

"It's a fun event for girls, dolls, family, and friends. It gives them an opportunity to celebrate being a girl," Erin West with the Arts Center said.

The fashion shows will be held this Saturday and Sunday afternoon, Oct. 6 and 7, at noon and 4 p.m. 81 models were selected from a pool of local talent. Each girl gets to wear full length clothes that are exactly like the clothes that their favorite doll wears.

For girls of a certain age, it just doesn't get any better than this.

"We get to hold our dolls and go on stage and someone talks about the doll," Ashley Cook, a model, said.

American Girl Clothes will also be on sale at the event. American Girls Dolls aim to provide our kids with history lessons, compassion, responsibility, and self confidence.

"My doll is McKenna. She loves gymnastics and she's just....She can do just about anything she puts her mind to. She's just like me," Emma Kay Abrham said.

The dolls represent all parts of American history from the 1700's to current day. The fashion show will display the historical fashions of America Girl and all of the historical costumes they bring to life through the contemporary costumes that American Girl Doll offers.

Tickets are available at the Arts Center of the Ozarks office for 35 dollars.  Snacks will be provided after each performance.

All funds raised will go to support children's threater programs at the Arts Center of the Ozarks.

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