SCAC Fashion Show Luncheon celebrates 10th anniversary

GFWC-Alabama clubwomen from Vignette, Culture and Novella clubs plan the 10th Annual Celebration of the Arts fashion show luncheon to benefit the Shelby County Arts Council. Front row: Vignettes' Phyllis French, President Diane Moore, Barbara Robinson, Lynn Cox; back row, Vignette Jennifer Maier, Culture's Betty Broome, Judy Quick, Carolyn Knowles, and Novella's Bonnie Atchison. Not pictured are Carolyn Mundy, Rachel Bell, Linda Major, Lisa Sallas, Carol Hill, Linda Cundiff, Becky Moore, Denise Houston, Elizabeth Shelton, Marcia Murrah, Beverly Hall, Beverly Justice, Linda Wren, Betty Holcombe, Karen Sweeney, Sherry Atchison, Janice Key, Sallie Lawshe, Emily Gravitt, Dolores Jones, Helen Gibson, Chanda Jennings, Joann Holcombe, Ann Handley and Mindy Hermecz.

GFWC-Alabama clubwomen from Vignette, Culture and Novella clubs plan the 10th Annual Celebration of the Arts fashion show luncheon to benefit the Shelby County Arts Council. Front row: Vignettes’ Phyllis French, President Diane Moore, Barbara Robinson, Lynn Cox; back row, Vignette Jennifer Maier, Culture’s Betty Broome, Judy Quick, Carolyn Knowles, and Novella’s Bonnie Atchison. Not pictured are Carolyn Mundy, Rachel Bell, Linda Major, Lisa Sallas, Carol Hill, Linda Cundiff, Becky Moore, Denise Houston, Elizabeth Shelton, Marcia Murrah, Beverly Hall, Beverly Justice, Linda Wren, Betty Holcombe, Karen Sweeney, Sherry Atchison, Janice Key, Sallie Lawshe, Emily Gravitt, Dolores Jones, Helen Gibson, Chanda Jennings, Joann Holcombe, Ann Handley and Mindy Hermecz.

By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON / Community Columnist

The 10th Annual Shelby County Arts Council Celebration of the Arts fashion show and luncheon will be Saturday, March 7 at 10 a.m.–1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Columbiana.

The highly anticipated event is sponsored by the three GFWC-Alabama clubs of Shelby County, Columbiana Culture Club, Novella Club of Columbiana and the Vignette Club. Each year the clubs rotate the chairmanship and Vignette is 2015 chair.

Tickets are $25, reserved tables $200 and available at Busy Hands, SCAC (205-669-0044) and from all clubwomen.

The event, originally called Have a Heart for the Arts, spotlights the incredible impact of the SCAC has on Shelby County through its various programs to benefit children and adults. Funds raised from the luncheon go directly to much-needed SCAC operating funds.

Adult fashions will be provided by Chelsea’s CATO, Hoover’s Bella and the newly opened Sassy Sisters in Columbiana.

Children’s fashions will be provided by Chelsea’s Sew Precious.

Vignette member Nancy Drakos of the Fish Market in Hoover will provide lunch, a trio of salads, chicken, pasta and Greek with feta, olives and crostini with Bruschetta.

Clubwomen will bake cherry cheesecakes for dessert. Emcee is Shelby O’Brien.

An art sale to benefit the SCAC will begin at 10 a.m. with lunch starting at 11 a.m. with a fashion show following at noon.

Vignette Sharon Rogers will play the piano from 10-11 a.m.

Clubwomen modeling are: Ann Thomas, Diane Fant, Ouida Mayfield, Sallie Farmer (Culture); Pam Johnson, Pat Ponder, Susan Vansant, Jan Gibson (Novella); and Ms. Senior Heart of Dixie Edna Sealy, Jennifer Maier, Sandra Annonio, Jennie Owens (Vignette). Celebrity models include former Miss Shelby County Chrystal Bedwell Langford, Miss Outstanding Teen Marshall County 2014 Isabella Powell, former Miss Alabama USA and Mrs. Alabama USA Autumn Smith Wallace.

Children’s models are: Sallie Montgomery, granddaughter of Sallie Farmer (Culture); Kellen Houston, son of Denise Houston; Madison Moore, granddaughter of Becky Moore; Lexi Carden, granddaughter of Sherry Atkinson; Riley Mason, great-granddaughter of Bonnie Atchison (Novella); Jill Harrison, daughter of Carol Harrison; Kenley Ingram, granddaughter of Edna Sealy; Sara Elizabeth Shelton, daughter of Elizabeth Shelton; Ella and Emma Pitts, granddaughters of the late Joyce Smith (Vignette).

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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