Friday, March 1, 2013

Calling All Girls and Their American Girl Dolls

The Junior League of Morgan County invites girls, favorite dolls, families and friends to the 5th annual American Girl Fashion Show on March 16, 2013 at the Princess Theatre. Featuring local girls, the Fashion Show showcases the current offerings from the American Girl Fashion Lines including Historical Daywear, Historical Nightwear, Contemporary Nightwear, Bitty Baby Nightwear, Bitty Twins Apparel and “Dress like Your Doll” Apparel. A tea party focusing on friendship and fun and a special guest appearance by Miss Alabama, Anna Laura Bryan, have also been added to the annual event.

Sponsored by Decatur-Morgan Hospital, the American Girl Fashion Show celebrates all there is to being a girl through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Local models will don clothing from American Girl, and historical clothing from the American Girl characters of yesterday and today including Caroline-Abbott, Marie-Grace Gardner, Cecile Rey, Rebecca Rubin, Kaya, Josefina, Montoya, Addy Walker, Kit Kittredge, Julie Albright, Molly McIntire, and their friends will be on display.

Guests are invited to bring their favorite American Girl doll to the show. A doll hair salon, a nail salon for the girls, and refreshments will be available, along with American Girl souvenirs and a chance to win a few American Girl prizes including new dolls, doll accessories, bitty-baby sets, twin sets, and more.

The Fashion Show will be held at the historic Princess Theatre located at 112 2nd Avenue NE in downtown Decatur. There are two opportunities to see the Fashion Show with the first showing scheduled at 10 a.m. followed by another one at 2 p.m. This year’s show will feature a special appearance by Miss Alabama, Anna Laura Bryan, as well as a limited seating tea party at 12 p.m. with Miss Alabama.

Tickets are $25 per person for the show only or $55 per person for the show and tea party combo and may be purchased at the Princess Theatre or online at All proceeds from the event will benefit the Hand’s on Children’s Museum at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, a partnership between the Junior League and the Carnegie Visual Arts Center.

For more information, visit or call 256.340.1778.

About American Girl

American Girl is one of the nation’s top direct marketers, children’s publishers, and experiential retailers.  American Girl Programs is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations to present Fashion Show events to raise funds for children’s charities. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to “celebrate girls,” American Girl Programs events have generated millions of dollars for worthwhile causes nationwide.

About the Junior League of Morgan County

The Junior League of Morgan County (JLMC) is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Established in 1949, the JLMC continues to develop projects to fill needs within the community. Some of the past projects of JLMC are the founding of PACT, HANDS Home, and many assistance grants including the Community Free Clinic and Habitat for Humanity. The Junior League of Morgan County reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.

About The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCCVB)

The Decatur-Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization promoting tourism and economic growth in Morgan County. For information on special events and attractions in Decatur, contact the DMCCVB at 800.524.6181 or 256.350.2028; or visit its website at 

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