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Clarke Florida Hosts First-Ever Children's Fashion Show in Partnership with Dillard's St. Johns Town Center

More than $8,500 was raised by Clarke’s Hear Me on the Runway event in Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville community gathered for a children’s fashion show benefiting Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Florida on May 6, 2023. 

In partnership with Clarke, the professional team at Dillard’s St. Johns Town Center presented an afternoon runway show, featuring spring and summer fashions modeled by Clarke students, alums and family members. 

The event shined a light on the unstoppable talents of many Clarke students, graduates and their families. 

“The students and alums exuded confidence on stage,” said Alisa Demico, director of Clarke Florida. “This event was the first of its kind for Clarke. The energy in the room was infectious! It was truly a fantastic afternoon.” 

Jana Angel, co-host of River City Live on News4Jax, was an energetic and engaging event emcee. “Hear Me on the Runway was a fantastic event to raise funds, enhance awareness and activate an understanding for listening and spoken language programs for children who face hearing challenges,” said Jana. 

Thanks to generous support from the Jacksonville community, the event raised over $8,500 for Clarke Florida! All proceeds from the event support Clarke Florida programs and services, teaching students who are deaf or hard of hearing how to listen and talk.  

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