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Back-to-School Style Shows Draw Large Crowds

Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) hosted three annual Back-to-School Style Shows across the state this month. These events raised money for clothing and other basic needs for the children in care of OBHC’s four residential campuses caring for children and families in need.

Baptist Home for Girls in Madill hosted their annual Back-to-School Style Show on Saturday, August 3 at the Ardmore Convention Center with 365 in attendance.

Also held August 3 was the Back-to-School Dinner Event benefiting Boys Ranch Town, Edmond and Baptist Children’s Home, OKC. This event was held at Embassy Suites in Norman, with more than 1,200 in attendance.

The Back-to-School Style Show & Brunch benefiting Baptist Children’s Home, Owasso was held Saturday, August 10 in Tulsa, with more than 1,400 in attendance.

Each of these events cultivate community involvement and bring awareness to the ministry of OBHC all across the state. Many local communities donated items for a silent and live auction at each Style Show, as thousands showed up to encourage, support and cheer on the children in OBHC’s care. The highlight of the Style Show was when each resident walked down the runway to model their brand new clothes, purchased by donations for the event. Attendees were also treated to a meal, entertainment and testimonies from children, as well as given an opportunity to meet the children and single mothers at the conclusion of each show.

These annual events draw the largest crowds each year and the impact their attendance had on residents is immeasurable. Here are what several students had to say about this year’s events:

“My favorite part was going out on stage. It meant a lot to have everyone come and see us. And I liked getting to talk to everyone after. People gave lots of compliments and were really sweet.”

“My favorite part was being on the stage. I enjoyed everyone being there. So many people showed up. This showed me how much people care. It is nice to have the love of all of the supporters.”

“I enjoyed getting ready and having a professional do my hair and makeup. It was also nice to see donors I met on the Washington D.C. trip come and support us, like they said they would.”

“My favorite part was when I walked out on stage and everyone was clapping and cheering. It made me feel very special.”

Thanks to everyone who supported these children, not just by attending, but through your actions of encouragement, prayers and love.