Garbage Bag Gala riases funds for The Salvation Army
November 13, 2012 5:00 AM
Dr. Joseph Losee.
Walter Hales, Jr., Judge Kim Clark, Joy Maxberry Woodruff and Dwayne Woodruff.
Darryl Ford Williams.
By Patricia Sheridan Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Salvation Army's trashiest event, the 11th Garbage Bag Gala at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel Nov. 1 had nearly 200 guests dressing in plastic bags. The amount of creativity and effort resulted in some outstanding sartorial ensembles created by local boutiques, which were applauded during the fashion show portion of the evening. The event began with a VIP reception where guests mingled with philanthropist Margot Perot. Even the men got into this year's event, which was chaired by Pamela Abdalla, helping to gross nearly $40,000 for the cause.