Fourth annual Have A Heart event is Feb. 5

Published 4:02 pm Monday, January 31, 2011

Clubwomen Marcia Murrah (Novella), Barbara Robinson (Vignette), Linda Cundiff (Culture), Peggy Wood and Bonnie Atchison (Novella) planning the fourth annual Have a Heart for the Arts Luncheon to benefit the Shelby County Arts Concil. (Special/Phoebe Robinson)

By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON / Community Columnist

What began as a simple idea — a joint project for the three Federated clubs of Columbiana to support the Shelby County Arts Council — has grown into a much anticipated, highly popular, annual event.

The fourth annual Have a Heart for the Arts Fashion Show and Luncheon will be Saturday, Feb. 5, at the First Baptist Church of Columbiana from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This year promises to be a delightful ladies’ and gentlemen’s day out: encore performance by last year’s hilarious emcee, Secretary of State Beth Chapman; delicious food by Vignette Nancy Drakos of the Fish Market (Hoover and Greystone); beautiful clothes from Coldwater Creek, modeled by clubwomen and Miss Shelby County 2011, Megan Picklesimer; precious children’s clothes from The Yard Child, an online store founded by Vignette and former Miss Shelby County Whitney Weldon Mosley; entertainment by the SCAC Youth Chorale led by Director Nic Patterson and Brenda Seale, accompanist; fabulous door prizes handmade by local artists; and a beautiful venue produced by the AFWC clubwomen of Columbiana Culture, Novella and Vignette clubs.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in Columbiana at Busy Hands on Main Street and the SCAC building at 104 Mildred Street, or call 669-0044 to reserve a ticket.

For the last three years, more than $12,000 has been raised to benefit the non-profit SCAC, which promotes the arts and touches every age group and area in Shelby County.

Just a few of the SCAC activities are: field trips for more than 1,000 children to hear the Alabama Symphony; senior art classes and book discussions with visiting authors; a photography class at the Juvenile Detention Center; Arts Abilities classes for special needs children; summer children’s theater camp; a pilot-writing program at Columbiana Middle School; and various art and music classes, art exhibits, book signings, as well as the new Children’s Chorale.

Columbiana Culture Club is the leadership club as the clubs rotate chairing the event each year. Linda Cundiff is the Have a Heart for the Arts Chair assisted by Culture’s Amanda Bradley, Betty Broome, Betty Holcombe, Joyce Jones, Beverly Justice, Carolyn Knowles, Mary McNeillie, Carolyn Mundy, Judy Quick, and Suellen Vittitow. Barbara Robinson (chair), Drakos, Stephanie Dikis, Elizabeth Shelton, Phyllis French and Carol Hill are the Vignette helpers. Peggy Wood (chair), Bonnie Atchison and Marcia Murrah are Novella volunteers.

Buy your ticket and bring a friend for a great time!

Phoebe Donald Robinson can be reached by e-mail at

About Phoebe Donald Robinson

I am President of Donald Real Estate and Ins. Co., Inc., a company that my grandfather , Charles J. Donald, founded in 1925. I am the third generation owner of the business. I am also the Columbiana Columnist for the Shelby County Reporter.

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