Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Project Rezway

Fashion Show

Keep the Rez Beautiful will tout the importance of recycling during its upcoming fundraiser Project Rezway.

The April 26 recycle fashion show and gala features a runway show in which local designers – both professional and amateur – construct apparel out of 75 percent or more recyclable items.

Project Rezway runs from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Mississippi Craft Center in Ridgeland. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The event will feature a silent auction.

“You would not believe the commonly discarded items that can be incorporated into fashionable clothes,” said Jeannine May, executive director of Keep the Rez Beautiful. “We are still looking for designers to make clothes for Project Rezway as well as people to come see these ‘upcycled’ creations.”

First Lady Deborah Bryant will present awards to the winners of the fashion show. Masters of ceremonies are radio hosts Rick and Kim from MISS 103.

Judges include Ridgeland Alderman Brian Ramsey, former Miss Mississippi Pageant contestant Alana Robertson, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality’s John David Burns, Pearl River Valley Water Supply District’s Keshia Mayberry, Ritzy Rags’ Dana Smith and the Fashion Post’s Beth Griffith.

Tickets can be purchased at, by emailing or at the office of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. If you are interested in designing a recyclable outfit, email Justin Fritscher at

About Project Rezway for Youth:
Keep the Rez Beautiful is also hosting a recycle fashion show for children – called Project Rezway for Youth. This show will be held April 21, 11:30 a.m., at Old Trace Park. This fashion show is being held in conjunction with WaterFest 2012. Youth are asked to construct clothes of at least 75 percent recyclables. Registration forms can be downloaded from

About the Rezzy Awards:
At the fashion show, First Lady Deborah Bryant will also present awards to the winners of the Rezzy awards. Rezzy awards are given to the organization’s most dedicated volunteers. For more information on the Rezzy awards, visit

About Keep the Rez Beautiful:
All proceeds from Project Rezway and Project Rezway for Youth benefit Keep the Rez Beautiful, a nonprofit organization in the Ross Barnett Reservoir area. KRB is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Mississippi Beautiful and is staffed solely by unpaid volunteers. KRB is dedicated to litter prevention, litter cleanup, waste reduction, recycling and beautification.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is Keep the Rez Beautiful the group responsible for the proposed park and recently planted trees on the green space on Scenic Dr. between Forest Point and Turtle Creek subdivisions?