It has been more than a week since our wonderful fashion show. The local paper featured us, which was awesome. The teens were excited and nervous before the show, elated afterwards, and proud of themselves for doing so well (and rightly so). It was a great way to get to know everyone a little better and let their light shine.
Here are some things I learned:
- It is always better to allow for more time than you need. We transported the teens to and from the Hays Academy of Hair Design. In the future, I hope to allow more time for this part of the activity. The teens love going to the salon, so it is really worth it to help them get there.
- Not everyone is a crafty critter. Some folks just want to be in the show, and some folks just want to make costumes. I let some people make things, and others just be in the show.
- It is messy! We had to store the costumes and supplies in our activity room, which meant that it was pretty messy until the show was over. This was fine with me, but if you have to share space with another department, or you only have a small space, you may want to think a bit about storage.
Thanks to the Hays Academy of Hair Design, Hays Daily News,teens, HPL staff, volunteers, and audience members who made this a special event.