BRENTWOOD -- A local retailer is hosting a spring fashion show that aims to benefit abused women.

Traveling Pants and Mary Kay will hold the event at 2 p.m. May 18 at 3860 Balfour Road, Suite F, Brentwood.

Models will sport Mary Kay makeup and wear outfits and accessories from Traveling Pants, a women's clothing boutique that buys and sells designer clothes at deep discounts.

Cost is $3 at the door. Refreshments will be served.

Raffle tickets will be sold for prizes that include dinners and services.

All funds from the event will go toward Pillars of Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to helping women who are trying to forge new lives for themselves after being caught up in prostitution.

-- Rowena Coetsee