Rebel Roots Boutique sits on the east side of the square in Bonham. In August before school started, Rebel Roots owner Melody Hammett and her staff put together a two-day event at the Multi-Purpose complex in Bonham called the Rebel Runway Event and Fashion Show. It was the second year for this event.
Vendors who sell clothing, jewelry, beauty products and more set up shop in the Complex. Friday night there was a concert featuring Sam Riggs. Zane Dockery was the opening band. On Saturday, activities included a fashion show and SCA steak cookoff. The fashion show featured clothing from the vendors at the event and models were local people. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Fannin Country Children’s Center.
“We started this event to bring some social life to our community while raising money for a local charity,” said Hammett. “I feel Like God put me in this business to help others and this event was away I could reach a lot of people at one time.”
Hammett recently presented the Children’s Center with a check for $7,000. “We are very grateful for this generous gift,” said Sandy Barber, Executive Director of the Center. “Melody and her staff worked hard to put on a great event. This gift will help provide counseling, advocacy and other important services for children from hard places to help them heal from abuse.”