Women of CR Pin-Ups host event to honor Mollie Tibbetts


    CR Pin-Ups formed earlier in 2018, and one of the first events they went to was the Freedom Festival. (Courtesy Cody Blackford)<p>{/p}

    A new group of Corridor women are joining together through one of their creative passions and their desire to do good for the community.

    Hashly Haze, a photographer and lover of the popular 20th century pin-up art form started the CR Pin-Ups group in June. Her goal was to gather a group of women who want to empower each other and volunteer at charity events. As an incentive for ten hours of volunteering, Haze offers a free pin-up photo shoot to members.

    After participating in several community events, the first even they're hosting is this Sunday, October 14th, called "Pin-Up and Pay it Forward."

    From 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Aces & Eights in the Czech Village, the group will host games, dollar karaoke, a silent auction, billiards, and raffles. They'll also have a self defense center presenting a few moves. All ages are invited and encouraged to dress up in either pin-up attire or a Halloween costume.

    All proceeds will be donated to the National Missing Persons Foundation in honor of Mollie Tibbetts.

    Those who cannot attend may donate here.

    WHAT: Pin-Up and Pay it Forward, an event with games, raffles, silent auction, dollar karaoke, self-defense, and billiards.

    WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Aces & Eights, 62 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids

    WHY: To support and honor the family of Mollie Tibbetts by donating to the National Missing Persons Foundation

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