When my mom would regale me with her memories of living in Chicago in the ‘50s, there were two major events she held onto with fondness for all her years: one was becoming a stewardess (not flight attendant) for PanAm airlines in the Windy City, and the other was volunteering her time to dance with the soldiers at the USO. I still have her USO pin in my jewelry box.
The USO is still alive a well across the country and in our own Rocky Mountain state. The Paper Dolls pin-up photography company and their new pin-up contest series, “Bring Your Own Beauty” or BYOB for short, picked a perfect charity partner in the USO, a dancing partner with which to raise funds and support a wonderful, long-standing institution.
BYOB welcomes one and all women to discover the beauty that lies within all of them through the Paper Dolls unique pin-up photo session technique.
Paper Dolls will be hosting a series of BYOB events both in Denver and Colorado Springs over the course of six weeks, with the first kicking off this weekend:
Saturday July 18, 2009, 9PM-midnight
Colorado Springs BYOB Contest Launch – Rocket Room, 230 Pueblo Avenue, 80903
Denver BYOB Contest Launch – Gin Mill, 2401 Larimer Street, 80205,
Thursday July 23, 2009, 8:00PM-11:00PM
This six week series will be accompanied by live music, pin-up photography, art show, give aways, a fashion show and burlesque.
By bringing your OWN beauty to this contest, you’re giving yourself a gift while also giving back to a worthy cause. A portion of the money raised will go to supporting the USO and all they’ve been delivering since before World War II – a special brand of comfort, morale and recreational services to the military.
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