Fashion show benefitting SCAC returns Feb. 8
By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON/Community columnist
“IMAGINE * CREATE * INSPIRE, A Celebration of the Shelby County Arts Council” is the seventh annual fashion show luncheon benefiting the SCAC.
Sponsored by the three federated clubs of Shelby County, Columbiana Culture Club, Vignette Club, and Novella Club of Columbiana, the event will be Saturday, Feb. 8 at the First Baptist Church of Columbiana.
An art sale featuring works by regional artists will begin at 10 a.m., and all proceeds benefiting SCAC. Lunch with a delicious new menu prepared by Vignette Nancy Drakos and her Fish Market Restaurant and home-made key lime pies by clubwomen will begin at 11 a.m. Clubwomen will model fashions provided by Chico’s Outlet Shops at Grand River, and children fashions by Lee Branch’s Fireflies and Fairytales. Entertainment is by classical guitarist Keith Beard and emcee is Amie Beth Dickerson.
“Amie Beth is a former Miss Shelby County and Miss Alabama,” Vignette Carol Hill said. “She has emceed the Miss Alabama pageant several times and is multi-talented in music and writing. She balances a busy life as motivational speaker, doctor’s wife and mother of four.”
“Since 2008 the three AFWC clubs have work together to raise funds for SCAC,” said Culture Club and SCAC board member Judy Quick. “For several years the theme was ‘Have a Heart for the Arts.’”
“The joint clubs’ efforts prove that old adage ‘the more people involved, the more can be done,’” said Culture Club President Linda Cundiff. “The emphasis has grown from year to year to emphasize the SCAC and to help them grow in our community and county.”
“The AFWC clubwomen are the SCAC grassroots marketing team of south Shelby County by attending events and volunteering,” SCAC founder Terri Sullivan said. “Funds raised from the luncheon allow us to provide school outreach programming and youth scholarships. The SCAC dream is to build a 26,000-square-foot performing arts and education center to serve county residents and visitors with outstanding arts programming.”
Tickets are $25; reserved tables for eight $250.00 and can be purchased at Busy Hands, the Shelby County Arts Council and online at Shelbycountyartscouncil.com and froma ll clubwomen. For more information, call Diane Moore at 205-669-1450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.