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ACFF offers EcoFashion Formal

By Staff | Feb 8, 2013

The American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) in Shepherdstown, is hosting an ecofriendly and fashion forward way to spend this Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb.14 from 5-8 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Train Station.

The EcoFashion Challenge Valentine’s Day Formal is way to express oneself by reclaiming and/or repurposing what is already owned or by purchasing attire from the second hand market. This event is also encouraging the upcycle use of materials that would otherwise be tossed and go to landfills and turning them into formal wear/accessories! The Best Dressed and Best Couple Awards will be presented by guest judges and experts Roselyn Sanders Mendez and Judi Platz. An Audience Choice Award will be cast by silent vote submission. Each award recipient will be furnished with a $25 gift certificate to the Yellow Brick Bank. Champagne and appetizers will be served and the opportunity for digital photos from the Picstacheo Photo Booth will be provided.

In conjunction with this event the Yellow Brick Bank Restaurant, which is the lead sponsor of this event, is providing ticket holders a buy one entree get one half price special valid through Feb, 16, 2013. Pianist Sam Jannotta will be playing at Yellow Brick Bank till 10 p.m. and kitchen service will be available until 9 p.m. Reservations for dinner are recommended by calling 304-876-2208.

Tickets will be sold online at guestlistapp.com/events/145389 and in-person at reFINEments, on German St. in Shepherdstown until Monday, Feb. 11. Advanced ticket prices are $20 each or two for $35. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $25 each or two for $45. All proceeds benefit the American Conservation Film Festival.

The American Conservation Film Festival is an annual event held in Shepherdstown, a vibrant arts community 70 miles west of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. ACFF features films from a diverse group of conservation filmmakers from around the world. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization addresses conservation through the lens of film, providing a platform for education and dialogue about more sustainable ways to live. By presenting outstanding conservation films ACFF programming promotes solutions to pressing conservation issues, respect for world’s natural and cultural heritage and passion for conserving our resources. Since 2003, the Festival has screened some 250 films to 25,000 audience members, and has inspired countless individuals and organizations to help make the transformation toward better ways to live, work and play. For more information on the American Conservation Film Festival please visit www.conservationfilm.org.