Mayor featured as honorary fashion model in New Directions fundraiser

Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes modeling a fashion design made by Franklin G. Burroughs & Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum during the Compassion Through Fashion event

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes was an honorary fashion model Saturday night for the Compassion Through Fashion show.

His block ensemble was a tribute to an upcoming art exhibit at the Franklin G. Burroughs & Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum .

The fashion show was a fundraiser for New Directions, which works to move people out of poverty and homelessness.

25 local designers used recyclable materials to make their collections.

There was a silent auction and attendees could bid on their favorite designs.

It benefited the charity which serves as many as 250 homeless people every day.

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