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Media Advisory: Unique fashion show at State Fair

October 15, 2007

Media Contact: Jenifer Jordan Reynolds at jenifer_reynolds@ncsu.edu or 919.513.1131 (work) or 919.599.3491 (cell)

WHAT: Take a walk down the runway with the North Carolina State University turfgrass program at the 2007 North Carolina State Fair. Local celebrity models, including Steve Troxler, commissioner of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Carolina Rollergirls, will be wearing fashions designed, sodded and grown by the N.C. State turfgrass program, recently named the nation's best by TurfNet magazine.

This themed fashion show will take a close look at North Carolina turfgrasses over the last 100 years. The professional hair and make-up services of The Design Gallery Salon of Raleigh will complete the turfgrass fashion "looks" representative of each decade.

Last year at the State Fair, the N.C. State turfgrass program, housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, created the "LIVING" room (an 8,000-pound sodded couch and chair), and in 2005 displayed "Turffy" the Turf Car. Both exhibitions were a big hit with fair goers.

WHERE: The runway will be the covered walkway between the Expo and Jim Graham buildings, on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Rain or shine.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, 12:30 p.m.

Special thanks to the contributing organizations who will help make this event possible:

The Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education (CENTERE)
The North Carolina State Fair and the grounds crew
Models: The Carolina Rollergirls
Sod provided by: Tri-State Turf
Hair styling services provided by: The Design Gallery Salon
Make-up and make-up artist services provided by: Kristy Haynes and the Chanel counter at Belk's, Crabtree Valley Mall

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Posted by Dave at October 15, 2007 10:44 AM