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Who is she?
Mission Makeover subject nervous, but ready, for unveiling of her new look at benefit concert

By Danielle Komis Palmer
dpalmer@decaturdaily.com 340-2447

After more than a year's worth of cosmetic procedures, a Decatur woman has a new smile, new hair, new lips, new skin and well, a whole new face.

The Mission Makeover reveal event at the Princess will feature country duo Cook & Glenn. Jeff Cook, left, is a founding member of the group 'Alabama', while Mitch Glenn is a newcomer.
Courtesy photo by Carole Foret
The Mission Makeover reveal event at the Princess will feature country duo Cook & Glenn. Jeff Cook, left, is a founding member of the group "Alabama", while Mitch Glenn is a newcomer.
But the 2006-07 subject of the local Mission Makeover team — nicknamed "Cat" to protect her identity — had to keep the procedures secret for all that time.

But on July 21, her new look will finally be revealed for all to see at the Denim & Diamonds Reveal benefit concert at Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts.

The thought of the big night, understandably, "makes her a little nervous," Cat admitted. But the whole makeover experience has really just been like a dream, she said.

She keeps thinking one day she is just going to wake up from it.

"I just feel so blessed I was the one chosen (for the team) to use their talents on," she said.

The team is made up of Carole Foret, photographer; Dr. Ben Light, facial plastic surgeon; Glenn Mitchell, stylist; Dr. Chris Teichmiller, optometrist; and Dr. Stephanie Teichmiller, cosmetic dentist.

The team completed their first "extreme" makeover in 2005 on Donna Quarto of Hartselle, who received a facelift, nose job, Botox injections, chemical peel, corneal refractive eye therapy and new teeth.

The makeover team donated $5,000 to the Community Free Clinic of Decatur-Morgan County last year.

Working their magic is rewarding for the makeover team, Mitchell said. "It's really fun on our end to see the pieces of the puzzle slowly come together."

The reveal event at the Princess will feature the country duo of Cook & Glenn. Jeff Cook is a founding member of the group "Alabama," while Mitch Glenn is a newcomer.

This year's "Denim & Diamonds" theme benefit is designed for everyone so wear casual attire — no cocktail dresses or black tie, Mitchell said.

"We really do want to invite more people in without feeling the pressure to attend a normal charity event," she said. "You don't have to get all gussied up. It's not about fashion and keeping up with the Joneses."

A $45 ticket to the event includes the Cook & Glenn concert, hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

A silent auction and a raffle will also be part of the evening. Tickets are available at the Princess. There is no general admission, so act quickly to get the best seats in the house, Mitchell said.

Denim & Diamonds Reveal benefit concert

What: Reveal party for 2006-07 Mission Makeover subject and Cook & Glenn concert

Where: Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts

When: July 21, 6 p.m.

Tickets: $45, available in advance from the Princess. Call 221-7055 or buy tickets online at www.princesstheatre.org. Price includes concert, food and drinks. Attire is casual. No general admission. The event will benefit Habitat for Humanity and the Decatur General Foundation. For more information, visit www.missionmakeover.com.

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