Literacy’s in Fashion |

Literacy’s in Fashion

Daily staff report
Vail CO Colorado
Special to the Daily

VAIL, Colorado – Literacy’s in Fashion, a benefit for the Literacy Project, will take place at the Savory Inn in Vail on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Local kids will model some of the fun, new and trendy fashions of the day. This family event will celebrate the community and local volunteers.

“It goes without saying that our models will be the cutest to ever walk a runway. What makes this event so special is kids are volunteering for their community, and learning that they can make a difference at a young age,” said Jenn Bruno, co owner of Luca Bruno I Piccoli.

Local school children have already started signing up to volunteer for modeling. It promises to be a memorable event bringing families together for a common cause. Most importantly, needed funds will be raised for an organization that affects so many in our valley.

The Literacy Project of Eagle County is a non-profit organization based in Avon that provides free tutoring to adults and children via volunteer tutors. It provides a variety of programs to support family literacy and helps more than 500 adults and children annually at local libraries from Vail to Gypsum.

Proceeds from Literacy’s In Fashion will directly affect our community. The Raising a Reader program provides families with a rotating book bag each week. The fashion show will raise money to add more Raising a Reader bags and help with general costs.

“Raising a Reader helps volunteers work with families to build and maintain the home-based language and literacy experiences young children need for school success,” said Colleen Gray, executive director of the Literacy Project.

Spring fashions will be modeled by youngsters ranging in age from 3 to 13. I Piccoli, located in Vail Village, will be providing the clothing.

“We try to have a more classic approach to our kids lines,” said owner Luca Bruno. “Fun colors are always important for spring. Children’s clothing can be more daring with patterns and prints. It will be a fun show.”

Adults and children are encouraged to attend and kick off spring in a fashionable way by giving back. The Sonnenalp Resort is providing a hot chocolate bar and Sugarlicious, a new candy store in Denver will be creating candy bars for the event’s youngest supporters.

Tickets are $25 for adults with an additional $5 for children. They can be purchased though the Literacy Project website at or in person at Luca Bruno I Piccoli in Vail Village. For information call 970-949-5026.

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