You can’t just throw together something as complicated as the annual Leitchfield Woman’s Club Fashion Show. Planning for the event has been in the works for several months. Show Chair Anne Gonzales and her committee members have been working on details such as procuring fashions from local retailers, recruiting models, developing a menu, ticket sales, and, of course, the venue decorations.
“Shop Local – Hometown Fashions for Fall” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Parish Hall. Partnering with the Woman’s Club to put on the show this year are Madison Square Boutique, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, Bee Hive Assisted Living, The Cecilian Bank, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union, Wilson & Muir Bank, Grow Grayson County, Farm Bureau Insurance, Intrepid Home Health and Jaime Bratcher with Agency 1 Real Estate. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $15 each. They can be purchased from members of the Woman’s Club or at the Centre on Main after Labor Day.
The idea for the fashion show came from a group of businesswomen within the Woman’s Club who believe that the heart and soul of small towns in America are their retail businesses. However, the group also recognized that local citizens often head to bigger cities to shop for clothing, with the mistaken belief that they can find more up-to-date fashions or better pricing than at home.
The show provides a low cost but high impact marketing opportunity for local merchants to showcase their fashion inventories. At least 14 local stores will provide over 50 outfits for the show for men, women, and children. Proceeds from the show will again go toward funding two $1,000 scholarships for Grayson County High School graduates. This year, over 20 GCHS Seniors applied for the scholarships.
The entire Fashion Show Committee met last week for a tasting party of foods for the show brunch. Members Mary Sue Pauley and Glenna Black are in charge of the food this year and have been trying out recipes on their families for weeks! Both women enjoy cooking and entertaining. Pauley is a Registered Dietitian who works for Genesis Health Care, and Black has taught private cooking classes at her home on Nolin Lake.