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May 22, 2012

Bats and Fashion? 8th Annual Montpelier Fashion Show

What do bats and fashion have in common? Quite a bit once the Montpelier Fashion Show teamed up with the Nongame Wildflife Fund!

Long time bat advocate and event coordinator, Anne-Marie Keppel, chose the Nongame Wildlife Fund as the 2012 non-profit partner for the 8th Annual Montpelier Fashion Show to help promote bat awareness and make the sometimes "feared" creatures a little more fashionable.

State Wildlife Biologist Scott Darling, with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, will be at the event with information on how Vermont bats have suffered from White Nose Syndrome and how you can help support bats and other nongame wildlife.

"It's all part of supporting our local economy," Says Keppel. "It's a day and age when being aware of our environment is crucial. We need to be aware of where our food comes from and how it is grown, where our clothing is manufactured and the material it is made from, etc. We need to be aware of various ways we can support the causes we believe in and it's important to educate ourselves on environmental issues.

The fashion show this year will take place in its usual spot on State Street in Montpelier on Saturday June 2nd from 11:30 am to about 2:30 pm. The day's schedule includes street acts such as jugglers, B-boys, live music, dance performances, and the combination of six Vermont designers and 13 downtown Montpelier businesses makes for seventy-six runway models! The event will be held rain or shine, and admission is free.

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: May 22, 2012 15:22:08