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Fairfield Students Design, Sell Merchandise to Benefit Sandy Victims

The students are in each high school's Fashion Merchandising and Design classes. Some of the proceeds will also go toward scholarships for fashion programs.

Students in both Fairfield Ludlowe and Warde high schools' Fashion Merchandising and Design classes are selling their fruits of the semester at boutiques through Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Those looking to purchase unique and local items can visit Warde's Trends Boutique (located in the student gallery) and Ludlowe's Bella Boutique (in the school's cafeteria). Trends is open Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 7:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bella's hours are Friday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 7 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds from both boutiques will be donated to families affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well as toward scholarships to fashion programs.

The students designed, manufactured, and marketed the items they are selling in the boutiques. Those items range from t-shirts to headbands, jewelry to handbags, and scarves and other trinkets.

"Throughout the semester the students have learned the basics of establishing and running a boutique and now they are using their skills to make it a success," said Donna Huber, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Ludlowe High School.

"It's so much fun," Stephanie Schramm, one of Huber's students, said. Classmate Dana Athorn added that the class "learned what it's like to run a store."

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