ANGELS OF LOVE will host the BLUE RIBBON FASHION SHOW GALA on Friday April 8, at 6 p.m. at Mario’s Banquet and Conference Center in Mission. The event is in honor of National Blue Ribbon month for the prevention and awareness of child abuse.

Angels of Love is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services for abused and neglected children of the Rio Grande Valley. Their mission is to raise funds to build an Emergency Shelter for abused children of the RGV.

The Gala event will include a three-course dinner, cocktails, fashion show, and silent auction. Sylvia’s and Uniques of McAllen will be providing the clothing for the fashion show. Jewelry and accessories will be provided by Christina Guerra. Local channel 5 anchor Letty Garza and Mark Durso will emcee the event. Entertainment provided by Gloria Cheever and the Singing Stars Voice Academy.

Special guests are RGV Magic players: Ramonce Taylor and Brian Ellis, former University of Texas 2006 National Rose Bowl Champions, and Billy Garza, former Texas A&M Kingsville football player and starting quarterback for the RGV Magic, and Schuyler Anderson, head coach for the Rio Grande Valley Magic Arena Football team.

Silent Auction items include a State of Texas rocking chair donated by State Representative Veronica Gonzales, footballs autographed by Former Dallas Cowboys Deion Sanders and Randy White, Bel Ange Salon gift certificates, a family 4 pack of tickets to a Magic Football game, jewelry, restaurant gift certificates, paintings, Easter baskets, etc.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sponsorship benefits include media ads, promotions, and dinner tables at the gala. The Gala Committee is also seeking donations for the auction, including merchandise, services, gifts certificates and complimentary tickets. For more information on Sponsorship opportunities, and donating auction items, call Jackie Corona at 956-972-0685 or via email

Proceeds from the event will go towards the Build an Emergency Shelter Capital campaign. Board member, advisory board member, and Capital Campaign Cabinet positions are available. Contact Angels of Love for more information.