Support Fresh Start’s Project Funway Benefit

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Support Fresh Start’s Project Funway Benefit

This year, Project Funway ( will be held on Friday, October 13th at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel.

What’s Project Funway? Project Funway is Lincoln’s own take on the popular reality TV show, Project Runway! This unique event showcases local designers while benefiting Fresh Start, a local transitional shelter for women who are homeless. The theme of the runway show is transformation and designers repurpose thrift shop clothing to create a new, creative original garment.

A panel of judges including Dr. Hillestad, Ms. Nebraska (Sarah Christiansen), Breanne Reiss (2016 winner of Omaha Fashion Week), Megan Ehrke (owner of Select Style Boutique), and event attendees will select the winners of the competition at the end of the night.

In addition to the runway show, the event includes a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. The Daisy Thrift Shop will also have a booth. Event tickets are $40 each. VIP tickets are $60 each, which include a private reception and front row seating for the show. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Local boutiques are invited to participate as sponsors, and will have the opportunity to showcase an outfit from their shop at the beginning of the runway show. Depending on level of sponsorship, sponsors will be recognized during the event, in print and social media.

This event continues to grow each year, so purchase your tickets today online at, by calling (402) 475-7777, or by emailing