Addy, Felicity, Kaya, Molly and Samantha are names that many little girls know very well. They represent some of the dolls in the American Girl Collection. The dolls have made a splash in the American lexicon through books, movies and even a clothing line.
    On Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, the American Girl mystique will be celebrated at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre as The Child Advocacy Center presents The American Girl Fashion Show. {mosimage}
The fashion show is a national event designed to raise funds for children’s programs. The Child Advocacy Center not only provides education for the community on child abuse, it also provides a safe haven for abuse victims as they seek help. The event is rather timely — the nation’s focus is on child abuse throughout the month of April, which has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month.
    While the event raises funds for an extremely serious issue, it is designed to be fun.
The show highlights not only the historical dolls, but the contemporary dolls as well — all while showcasing great clothes for your own little doll.                                                                                                                            “April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, so this is a wonderful way to bring attention to this very serious subject while providing a wholesome, fun, family event,” said Sandy Ammons, the event coordinator.
Local models will strut the catwalk in historical and contemporary clothing. For an additional fee of $30 (remember it’s for a good cause), your own American Girl can join the models on stage for her turn on the catwalk. 
    Ammons said the fashion show is not a pageant, rather it is an “empowering” event that has its focus on literacy.
    {mosimage}“This is nothing like a pageant, it’s all about girl empowerment,” she said.
Before the show and during the 15-minute intermission, the Child Advocacy Center will provide historical refreshments.
    Tickets for The American Girl Fashion Show are $30 per person for children and adults, and must be purchased in advance, as the theatre has assigned seating.
    Tickets can be ordered by visiting the Child Advocacy Center Web site at www.childadvocacycenter.com., or by calling 486-9700. Showings will be held Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m.
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