presented a check for $1,500 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County for the proceeds from the Kid’s Day event at Tanger in the fall. Tanger had partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs not only to raise money but also to provide a growth opportunity for the members of the club.
More than 25 girls and boys from the Commerce and the Jefferson clubs participated as models, singers and dancers. In addition, several worked as volunteers.
"We were most excited about this event not just because of the fundraising potential," said Michael Williams, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County. "But also because of the opportunity to tell our story out in the community. This was also a great confidence-builder for the children as they learned a great deal."
According to Williams, the money raised will help to fund their general annual operating expenses.
The Boys & Girls Clubs, as a special activity, invited their teen members to audition to be a model, and the top six from the Commerce club and the top six from the Jefferson club were chosen, along with a couple of alternates to prepare for the shows. Training and choreography was provided by Tanger Outlets and Poshe Productions from Atlanta.