The USS KIDD
Veterans Museum is proud to partner with The Purple Cow Thrift Store in order to
bring awareness to a local non-profit doing good in the community and to
highlight local veterans who are making a difference by hosting "Set Sail for
Fashion" at noon on Friday, Oct. 16th, in the museum lobby.
Purple Cow is a non-profit thrift store whose proceeds support the Baton Rouge
Christian Outreach Center. It isn't an ordinary thrift store. True to its name,
The Purple Cow is unique in that it provides beautiful clothes, housewares,
books, and furniture in an upscale environment. Melinda Colson, General
Manager of the Purple Cow stores located at Jones Creek Road and Perkins Road,
says the profits generated from their stores help fund the Christian Outreach
Center whose mission focuses on helping people go from square one to
self-sufficiency through their Life Touch, Life Sufficiency or Life
The USS KIDD has recruited
several local veterans that served in various branches and locales to "model"
the thrifty fashions. Each of these veterans have diverse backgrounds but they
are all committed to giving back to their communities in some fashion.
"We are thrilled to be
partnering with an organization that has helped us help veterans in the past,"
said USS KIDD Executive Director Alejandra Juan. "We hope that by showcasing the
work that The Purple Cow does, more people will support their mission and our
vets in need."
This event is free and open
to the public. Light snacks and refreshments will be served immediately
following the fashion show so guests can mingle with the veterans/models.
For more information,
please call (225) 342-1942, visit: www.usskidd.com .
WHO : USS KIDD Veterans Museum and The
WHAT : Set Sail for Fashion Show
WHEN : Friday, Oct. 16th, 12 p.m. - 1
WHERE : USS KIDD Veterans Museum, 305 South
River Road, Baton Rouge, La. 70802
POC for this event is USS
KIDD Veterans Museum Executive Director Alejandra Juan. She can be reached at
(225) 342-1942 or AJuan@usskidd.com .