Shelby Gardiner, Miss Wayne County, will be on hand to do exactly that Friday evening at the North American International Auto Show 2012 Charity Preview at Cobo Hall in Detroit. “I am so excited to attend the charity preview,” said Gardiner. “As a member of the Detroit Tiger's DTE Energy Squad, I have learned that the most enjoyable part of life is community service. The charity preview embraces that philosophy by supporting so many area non-profits.”
The quest for the perfect gown led to B-Ella Bridal of Northville which is donating Shelby's black tie show-stopper.
“B-Ella Bridal let me try on whatever dresses caught my eye,” said Gardiner. “We decided on a strapless black satin MacDuggal gown with a lace bodice and pink underlay. It's very ‘red carpet' with beading along the entire hemline and a contrasting pink lining. I love it!”
Gardiner, a sophomore at Oakland University majoring in elementary education, looking forward to seeing the auto show.
“I've never attended the auto show, I know that sounds strange considering I was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area, but I just never had the chance,” said Gardiner. “I'm looking forward to actually being there and taking it all in for the first time.”
The Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund was established in 1998 at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. It supports programs and activities that assist children and youth in the seven-counties of southeast Michigan.
Gardiner will represent Wayne County at the Miss Michigan pageant this June in Muskegon. The Miss Wayne County Scholarship Program is a not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America Organization.
For more information about the Miss Wayne County and Miss America Organizations, visit www.misswaynecounty.org and www.missamerica.org.