VERGENNES — The 7th annual Carnevale Vergennes brought some pretty stellar costumes to the Vergennes Opera House last Saturday. This year's theme, "Fasion is art and you are the canvas," was a wild clash of runway-ready fashion and wearable art. Proceeds from this modern take on the Italian tradition will benefit the Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes Partnership and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vergennes. To date, the event has raised upwards of $135,000.
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