By SHANNON WHITEÂ
Your Voice Contributor
Please join us for High Heels and Hats presented by Chambord at Westport Village from 6 to 9 p.m., on Wednesday, April 18. The event will begin at Summer Classics with a Derby season Fashion Show with Best Buddies participants walking the runway and end with festivities in the center of the village.
Buddies from The University of Louisville, Spalding University, Fern Creek High School and Bellarmine University, along with their peer buddies, will show off the latest trends for May.
Following the fashion show, guests will be able to stroll through the village with a goodie bag stuffed with discounts and coupons from participating Westport Village stores and a 20 percent off coupon for 6pm.com (formerly The Zappos Outlet Store).
The evening will end in the center of Westport Village with â€œcomfort foodâ€ from Mikeâ€™s Best Meats Catering while Soul Circus performs.
Tickets are $25; $100 for VIP; and $500 for VIP Group of 8. For tickets and registration, visit www.highheelsandhats.com or call 502.736.0838 and help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.
As of publication of this column, High Heels and Hats Participating stores include:
AP Crafters, Mikeâ€™s Best Meats Catering & Deli, Apricot Lane Boutique, Playthings Toy Shoppe, Avanti Skin Care of Louisville, Pools Plus, Chuck and Mikeâ€™s Tennis Shop, Patina Interiors, Clater Jewelers, Secret Garden, Collections Boutique Summer Classics, Donna Sharp, The Comfy Cow, Elements Therapeutic Massage , The Nest, Heine Brothers Coffee, Westport Whiskey & Wine, J Carlton Shoes, Zappos Outlet Store â€“ 6pm.com, Les Filles Boutique, and Zi Olive.
Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501c3 organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
For Daniel and the thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities just like him, please get more involved today!
Shannon White is Best Buddies Kentucky State Director.