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"Ebony Fashion Fair" Tour Rolls into Kennewick


KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Models will be giving the Tri-Cities a glimpse at "fierce" fashion Wednesday night at the Ebony Fashion Fair.

Organizers say the show, which has been on tour since September, is a combination of walking the runway, special effects, hip-hip and R&B, and a Broadway show. The Ebony Fashion Fair has been making the Tri-Cities a stop on its tour since 1981.

A large portion of the proceeds go toward a local scholarship fund, sponsored by the local chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Organizers say they feel obligated to help, especially with the rising cost of college.

"It's really our duty to do that", said Maria McNamar, a representative for The Links. "It's a really good feeling to know we're doing our part to promote our youth, particularly minorities who want to go on and pursue higher education".

The event typically raises between $3,000 and $5,000 for the scholarship fund. About 450 tickets were available, but McNamar said they were sold out well in advance.