A RUNWAY OF HOPE

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Chelsey Holland, a student at Pike County High School, is hosting “Runway of Hope,” a fundraiser for Children’s of Alabama. The fashion show will be at 6 p.m. March 23 at the Trojan Center Ballroom on the campus of Troy University. The fundraiser will benefit the burn center at Children’s of Alabama and is also a tribute to her mom, Crystal Holland, who received burns over 75 percent of her body as a child.Children to benefit from fashion showIn April 1978, a vehicle slammed into the rear of Vivian Franklin’s car as she waited at a traffic light on Highway 231 in Troy. Franklin’s car exploded at the impact.Franklin, her mother, Annie Clyde Franklin and baby daughter, Crystal, received third-degree burns over most of their bodies. They were all airlifted to hospitals in Birmingham. Only the baby survived. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:00 pm Friday, March 15, 2013 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “I thought a lot about my mother and all the pain and suffering she went through from being burned,” Chelsey said. “I wanted to do something for children that are having to go through what my mother went through.”Chelsey wanted to raise money for the burn center Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, (now Children’s of Alabama) where her mother was treated.“My great idea was a fashion show and my mother thought it was good idea, too,” Chelsey said. “We contacted Children’s of Alabama and they approved our fundraiser.”Chelsey has worked several months getting models and fashions for the “Runway of Hope,” set for 6 p.m. March 23 at the Trojan Center Ballroom on the campus of Troy University.“‘Runway of Hope’ will be a different kind of fashion show,” Chelsey said. “We will have different scenes, like the 1980s and even a country scene, and each scene feature fashions from those times and places. It will be a lot of fun.”The fashion show will feature about 25 models from Pike County and Charles Henderson high schools. Entertainment will include the Troy Kappa League, Bag Boys and the Pike County High School Gospel Choir.Tickets for “Runway of Hope” are $7 for adults and $5 for ages five through 18 and will be available at the door. Sponsorships are also available by calling 334-372-2504. Sponsored Content Email the author A RUNWAY OF HOPE Skip Latest Stories On that tragic day, firefighters tried to pull Vivian Franklin from the car but she resisted. It was only then that they realized there was a baby in the car.“When they saw me, they got me out first,” Crystal Holland said. “My mother stayed in that burning car protecting me. If she had gotten out earlier …”Chelsey Holland only knows the story of that tragic day in the life of her family but those images are “crystal” clear in her mind. She thanks God every day that her mother survived the crash. Perhaps it was those images that woke Chelsey in the middle of the night with “a great idea.”“Chelsey, a ninth grade student at Pike County High School, has a lot of ‘great ideas’ in the middle of the night,” her mother said. “She had the idea to raise money for Relay for Life in 2012. She baked brownies and made Rice Krispies and sold them. She was Park Memorial’s 2012 Relay Hero.”Back in November, Chelsey woke her mother in the early morning hours with another “great idea.” Her mother told her to go back to bed and they would talk in the morning.Crystal Holland knew that her daughter puts legs to her ideas, so she listened. Book Nook to reopen Print Article By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… You Might Like Rewarding excellence Dr. Marquitta Davis, director of Finance State of Alabama, (center) was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Chamber Banquet and… read morelast_img read more

Myanmar junta blocks internet access as coup protests expand

first_imgYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s new military authorities appear to have cut most access to the internet as they face a rising tide of protest over their coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government. A London-based service that tracks internet disruptions says a near-total internet shutdown is now in effect in Myanmar. The blackout is a stark reminder of the progress Myanmar is in danger of losing after Monday’s coup plunged the nation back under direct military rule after a nearly decade-long move toward greater openness and democracy. In one of the largest protests so far, about 1,000 people marched down a main street in Yangon, the country’s biggest city, and were met by more than 100 riot police. There was no violence reported.last_img