Special-needs residents participated in the local charity fashion show at Johns Creek High School on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.

‘Fashion Speaks on the Creek’ set for Sept. 30 

Fashion Speaks on the Creek, a special needs fashion show, returns for its third year on Sunday, Sept. 30.

Hosted by long-time Atlanta resident and local news anchor Karyn Greer, the show provides a night of joyous fun and a powerful message of inclusiveness and inspiration for some of the city’s most exceptional people. 

Local stylist Margot Vetrovsky joins forces with Belk to give a touch of glamor and flair to more than 50 models. They’ll get ready for their close-up with hair and makeup provided by Lavender Hair Salon & Shoppe in Johns Creek. Then the stars take to the runway on September 30 with a force of Star Wars personalities, courtesy of the 501st Georgia Garrison, and the police officers of Johns Creek. 

In addition to the fashion show, you’ll find a silent auction, a raffle and spread of tasty nibbles to enjoy. It’s a night filled with style and substance, sweetness and light. It’s an unforgettable show and a beacon of joy that will leave you inspired! 

Head to www.facebook.com/xenaandjonny to get a sneak preview of some of the awesome outfits that some of the participants will be sporting as they prepare for the big night. 

Not only does the event provide a fantastic night for the models and the audience, it’s also a fundraiser for the Jonny & Xena Spread the Words Foundation, Inc. Bring the family for an evening of fun that benefits the local special needs community, including autism programs and animal rescue. Both causes are near and dear to the organizers and namesakes of the festival. 

In this file photo, best friends Jonny Hickey and his dog Xena share a snuggle on the couch.

The pair’s journey began when a neglected pup, clinging to life by a thread, was found in a Decatur yard. After months of rehabilitation, she found herself in the home of a young boy with autism. In Xena, Jonny found a friend, a companion and a therapist all wrapped up in a furry brown package. Now they’re “spreading the words” and making a difference in the lives of both humans and animals. 

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In this file photo, Linda Hickey feeds her family dogs Xena the Warrior Puppy (left) and Sally at their home in Johns Creek on in 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

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The event begins at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at Johns Creek High School in Johns Creek at 5575 State Bridge Road. The tickets are $10. You’ll find more information and tickets at www.xenathewarriorpuppy.com or www.facebook.com/xenaandjonny.

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