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Runway Revival
Mother Earth Dress by Dina Fesler

Fashion Inspirations provided by Dina Fesler, Committee Member & Fashion Designer

“Walking on an oceanfront beach in 2016, I witnessed a tree being suffocated by plastic waste. This left a profound impact, prompting me to contemplate the prevalence of single-use plastics in modern-day society. I have since made a conscious effort to reduce plastic consumption and have created artwork using discarded plastic as a form of therapy. I hope to inspire others to take action towards a more sustainable future.” Dina lives in the Northfield area with her family.

Runway Revival
Runway Revival Fashion Show
Celebrating partnerships and environmental sustainability through upcycled, wearable art.

Thursday, August 24, 2023 from 6:00 pm—9:00 pm
Carleton College’s Great Hall/Severance Hall
North College Street, Northfield MN 55057
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Join us for an evening of sustainability and style at the Runway Revival: Reduce. Reuse. Refashion event, hosted by dedicated community members and Community Action Center. This is not your typical fashion show!  It celebrates the creative talents of local artists who have designed wearable pieces using 90% recycled, upcycled, and reused materials.

In addition to a stunning fashion show, Runway Revival is also a fundraiser. Come learn about and celebrate the many environmentally sustainable efforts at CAC and throughout our community. All proceeds support CAC’s mission of providing basic needs including clothing, food, housing, employment, recovery, and more! Attendees will also enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction and raffle.

Taking place on Thursday, August 24 from 6-9pm at Carleton College’s Great Hall, this event is meant for everyone in our community. Come be inspired at this unique, artistic display.

Don’t miss out on this unique and inspiring event that combines art, sustainability, and community. Join us for Runway Revival: Reduce. Reuse. Refashion.


6:00 pm: Doors Open

6:00 pm-7:15 pm: Light hors d’oeuvres

6:30 pm-8:30 pm: Cash Bar, Silent Auction, Raffle, Zero Waste Showcase

7:30 pm-8:00 pm: Runway Revival Fashion Show
Emcee’d by Rachel Evangelisto and Angelica Linder

8:00 pm-8:30 pm: Final Bidding on Silent Auction & Raffle Tickets

8:30 pm: Raffle Drawing – Must be Present to Win

Zero Waste Showcase Participants
Rachel Evangelisto, Miss Minnesota 2022

Rachel EvangelistoRachel Evangelisto became the first-ever Indigenous Miss Minnesota.  She is an enrolled member of the Húŋkpapha Standing Rock Oyate and holds a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis in Law, graduating with honors from the University of Minnesota, Morris. Rachel has been accepted into law school as a Native Justice Fellow at the Native American Law & Sovereignty Institute, pursuing her Juris Doctorate in Native American Law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Her goal is to become a legal force and advocate for Indigenous youth and families under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) while promoting Indigenous Representation in Minnesota’s legal field.

Angelica Linder, Outreach Coordinator, Northfield Public Library

Angelica LinderOriginally from Barranquilla Colombia, Angelica attended the University Autonoma del Caribe and studied Hotel and Tourism Management.  She earned the certificate of Foundations of Supervision and Management, received the 2023 Campus Compact President’s award for Community Partnership for the Northfield Public Library Bilingual Services and winner of the 2023 City of Northfield Employee Excellence Award. Angelica wears many hats, from a dedicated wife and mother to an active Board member of the Community Action Center.

We are exciting to announce that this inaugural event is sold out!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Anika Rychner, Senior Director
Community Action Center

Runway Revival Sold Out

Thank You to our Runway Revival Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Community Action Center is experiencing a record breaking increase in need. Sponsoring our event is an opportunity to support CAC’s vital work.  All proceeds support CAC’s mission of providing basic needs including clothing, food, housing, employment, recovery, and more!

2023 Graph for Runway Revival

Join us in making a positive impact for neighbors in our community and Mother Earth. We offer various sponsorship levels to fit your budget, all of which include two VIP tickets to the event. For a gift of $500 or more, you will be recognized as a valued partner in promotions and at the event, including on our website, social media posts, and event program. This is an excellent opportunity to influence and inspire others to take action towards a sustainable future.

Looking for an alternative opportunity to support CAC? We invite you to donate to our silent auction. We are seeking gift certificates for restaurants, getaways, experiences, sporting event tickets, and more with a value of $50 or more. You can also support the silent auction with your artwork. Your generous donation will help raise funds for Community Action Center.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to support our cause.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Anika Rychner, Senior Director
Community Action Center

CAC’s vitality depends on the community — from volunteers to donations to program-specific support — so that we can continue to meet our neighbors’ basic needs.

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