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CMAA celebrates culture and community

DRACUT — The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association hosted its third annual Fashion Fundraiser on Thursday, June 30, at Lenzi’s.

This fascinating event celebrated culture, food and fashion, supporting the important health and human services that CMAA provides in Lowell.

There were 24 witty community friends, all men and women volunteers, that walked the “catwalk,” modeling traditional Cambodian and current trends. More than 250 sharpdressed guests enjoyed a cocktail and networking reception and tasty buffet-style dinner before the main attraction.

Then it was fashion galore with gowns in different colors and styles by Tepsou Bridal in the Cambodian wedding wear portion of the show. Other incredible and hip fashions for the evening included men’s wear by Persona, Cambodian evening wear by Borey Angkor Fashion, and women’s wear by Humanity Boutique.

The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Cambodian Americans and other minorities and economically disadvantaged persons in Lowell through educational, cultural, economic and social programs. This event raised $12,000. For more information, visit

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The models, all community friends

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At left, Master of Ceremonies and Vice President of the Board Virak Uy with Mistress of Ceremonies and board member Lada Lau, both of Lowell From left, Jackie Wangutusi of Dracut, Vannak Mohammed of Lowell, President Bopha Malone of Bedford and Vannak Theng-Sanders of Wilmington

From left, Laurie Leahy of Chelmsford, Victoria Hogan of Pelham, N.H., Sue Zacharer of Lowell and Jenny Par of Lawrence

Savin Sath of Lowell

Vitcha Kong of Lowell

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