Sold out crowd for ‘All Systems Go’ fashion show benefiting Helping Hands

Entertaining the lovely models in the Helping Hands All Systems Go! Fashion Show are hosts Russ Childers and Billy Quinton, who kept the sell-out crowd roaring with laughter. Wearing clothes from the Centsible Thrift Stores of Helping Hands are: Dariah Morgan, Melanie Orchard, Jayme Reynolds, Kendra Jones, Priscilla Ianelli and P.J. Talcott. Proceeds benefited Helping Hands. Photos by Jack Palmer.

(Rockwall) May 29, 2012 – ‘All systems were go’ when a sold-out crowed blasted off with the Starship Enterprise crew led by rocketmen Billy Quinton and Russ Childers, along with their co-star Sheri Franza, for the 2nd annual Helping Hands Fashion Show on May 23 at the Hilton Bella Harbor.

Out of this world fashions from the Helping Hands Centsible Thrift Stores were rocketed down the runway by a bevy of beautiful local “aliens” and some very hip, well-dressed men. They modeled high fashions available at the Centsible stores at true bargain prices.

This year’s event included a silent auction of some top merchandise from The Boutique at Helping Hands – an area in the Williams Street store that showcases designer merchandise at slightly higher thrift store prices – but still priced to sell.

Lee Gilbert, Jon Bailey, Tim Hartley, Victor Willis and Jamie Bell model clothing from the Helping Hands Centsible Thrift Stores at the non-profit agency’s second annual All Systems Go Fashion Show in May at the Hilton Bella Harbor. Flanking the handsome models are fashion show guest star Sheri Franza and show host Russ Childers. Tim debuted a new hairdo just for the show!

The auction included outstanding furniture items that were selected from the thrift stores and refurbished by area decorators in competition for the Thrifty Designers Challenge. Bella’s House was selected as the Designer Challenge winner.

All proceeds benefited Helping Hands, a non-profit agency that helps qualifying residents in crisis help with shelter and utility bills, food, gas, clothing and household items.

To learn more about Helping Hands, call 972-771-4357.


Bella’s House

Dallas Floor and Design ~ Christy Kirk

Expressions Home Decor & Custom Florals

Amy Joyce Designs ~ Amy Rheudisal-Lawrence

Kim Hoegger Home

Me II Designs ~ Lise Patterson

Nstyle Design Group ~ Ashlei Neill

Peggy Ulman

Southern Simplicity

Victoria’s Exclusive Design


Jon Bailey ~ Trend HR

Jamie Bell ~ Volunteer of Helping Hands

Karen Coughlin ~ Soroptimist International of Rockwall

Lee Gilbert ~ Helping Hands Board of Directors

Tim Hartley ~ Law Office of Tim Hartley

Amy Hilton ~ Rockwall/Heath Early Childhood PTA

Priscilla Iannelli ~ AMICA

Kendra Jones ~ Rockwall Women’s League

Dariah Morgan ~ Friend of Helping Hands

Melanie Orchard ~ Rockwall Preschool Association

Jayme Reynolds ~ Aspasians

Kellye Robertson ~ My Guardian for Life

PJ Talcott – Heath Hair and Day Spa

Victor Willis – Willis Fine Jewelry

Fashion Show Hair & Makeup by Heath Salon & Spa

Event Sponsor – MidSouth Bank

Event Centerpieces provided by Sabrinas Flowers

Auction items donors:

Shanks Jewelers


The Mansions of Rockwall

Vintage at Heart ~ Lisa Johnson

Vicki Alexander

Willis Estates & Keepsakes 




Thanks to Judy Evans for submitting this announcement. Photos by Jack Palmer.

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