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Barrington High School students walk the catwalk for charity

Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 10:53 a.m. CDT
Jeff Krage ñ For Shaw Media Amanda Adams walks the runway during Saturday's Hope's in Style fashion show at The Garlands of Barrington. Barrington 3/1/14

More than 300 people attended the Hope’s In Style Fashion Show Saturday at the Garlands Center for the Performing Arts in Barrington to raise money for Guatemalan families in need.

Coordinated by Barrington High School students and volunteers, the show generated over $20,000, organizers said.

The original goal, according to volunteers, was to raise at least $7,000 to build a new home for a family of eight living in a Guatemala City garbage dump. Barrington area volunteers are invited to attend a Hope’s In Style Guatemala Mission Trip Aug. 3 through 10 to build and repair homes and help with sports and dance camps.

The show featured Barrington High School designers and models who were awarded with prizes. The show began as a local fundraising tradition in 2013.

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