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Second graders putting on fifth annual Trash to Treasure Fashion Show

FORT KENT, Maine — Students in Stacy Belanger’s Fort Kent Elementary School second-grade class will once again rock the red carpet while respecting the environment during the fifth annual Trash to Treasure Fashion Show on Friday, May 17.

Each year the students design innovative costumes from disposable materials to honor Earth Day and demonstrate their creativity.

“It’s a very fun and unique experience for people of all ages and there’s no other show quite like it,” Belanger said. “My students strut their stuff to the rhythm of the music as they walk the red carpet showcasing their fun costumes. A lot of time goes into creating each of the costumes and we’d love for the public to support them in this endeavor.”

Prior shows saw students dressing up in unique costumes such as a Rubik’s Cube, measuring tape, boombox music machine, sushi roll, a cup of hot chocolate and Spam can.  

This year some of the students’ costume designs include a snowmobile, race car and iPhone, according to Belanger.

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

“We are really trying to create a fun and lively experience so people are laughing and just having fun,” she said. “It’s important for the community to support what our children are doing. It takes a lot of courage for these youngsters to get up on stage and perform.  They feel empowered when someone is there to cheer them on.”

The latest inception of the Trash to Treasure Fashion Show will start at 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent Fox Auditorium.

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