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Wine, Dine, and Design merges philanthropy and fashion in Columbia

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Wine, Dine, and Design was presented by The Walker Foundation. Wine, Dine, and Design was presented by The Walker Foundation.
Ann Akerman said the fashion show gives people the opportunity to make SC school for the Deaf and Blind feel like everyone else. Ann Akerman said the fashion show gives people the opportunity to make SC school for the Deaf and Blind feel like everyone else.

By: Brittaney Chatman

Wine, Dine, and Design offered a night of glitz and glamour, showing the latest in fashion with a high-style runway show at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Thursday.

The event was presented by The Walker Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind and its multi-disabled programs.

The group's Ann Akerman said funds raised through Wine, Dine and Design will provide education and accessibility for students, their families and the professionals who serve them.     

"They're amazing children and they just need the same opportunities that we have as sighted and hearing individuals, and that's just what tonight is." Akerman said.  

More than just walking fiercely down the runway, students from Spartanburg, South Carolina came together to share their stories and show off their personalities.

This benefit show bought out a crowd with a featured performance from Nashville Recording Artist, Julie Roberts, and a special performance by the students. Brent Nilson was impressed by the kids talent. 

"What I loved most about this event is seriously when the deaf kinds all went on the stage and did their thing. They sang and gave sign language at the same time and it was really inspiring."  

The fashion show made students from the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind feel like superstars, and for the evening they felt like runway models. 


 





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