What’s a “REVO”?

I remember when someone first mentioned REVO to me during my first year at PUC. I had no idea what it was, and it didn’t help that they were terrible at explaining. Was it a yard sale, a concert, or a fashion show? And why did people keep mentioning veggie corn dogs? I ended up finding out that REVO is all of that and more.

These diverse activities come together in one night to make a positive difference in the world. Kind of like the Justice League of charity events. Every year, REVO raises money and donates it to a specific project. This year, the funds went to Project Worku which funds education for children in Ethiopia.

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The Stuff Sale is one of the ways people can get involved. Anyone can donate things that they aren’t using anymore, so you’ll see clothes, electronics, and the occasional novelty item from the 80’s. With the amount of stuff people make, donate, or dig up to sell for the day you can wind up finding some really cool stuff. One year, I even found an original Gameboy. You never know what you’re going to see. And the beauty of it is that it’s all going to a good cause. REVO is a great example of a Christian community getting together to do something good in a way that’s fun and inclusive. Oh, and there’s
great food too! REVO always has the best veggie corn dogs this side of the Veggie-Mississippi.

Once you’ve bought your stuff and loaded up on food, you have the concert and fashion show to look forward to. And this year was on point. Some of the best student bands were there to bring you everything from the Earth Wind and Fire, to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. We also got to hear some awesome original pieces too, which I spent a week trying to find bootleg recordings of to put on my iPhone.

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Now I have to be honest and say that I’m not the world’s most fashion-forward person. I was still mixing my plaids with stripes up until junior year of high school… But I still love the fashion show. Want to see what a clothing line based off of the old school Pokemon cartoon looks like? REVO’s got it. Ever watch Disney’s Up and wish you had a dress made out of bright balloons? REVO has you covered. Every year, teams of student designers get together to make their own clothing collections. It’s all very high-class.

Between the music, the open air market, and the runway show, you get a really special evening. And you get to help make a difference in people’s lives while you’re at it. So come to REVO next spring! Seriously, where else are you going to find a corn dog that helps fund someone’s education on the other side of the world?

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