The Dawson County Woman’s Club held its annual fundraising event this past weekend, a luncheon and fashion show at the Church of the Apostles in Dawsonville.
The 6th annual Giving Goes Glam event was centered around the theme of “Beauty in the Woods.”
A luncheon prepared by the Woman’s Club was preceded by a mingle and silent auction. Raffle tickets were sold and each table was decorated in an outdoorsy theme, with bird houses, sunflowers and burlap aplenty.
The main event was the fashion show, which featured clothes from Bradford Pair, christopher and banks, Elizabeth’s and White House Black Market.
Modeling were Jane Mabry, Sonja McLendon, Jeanne Tompkins, Debbie McCormick, Joan Davis, Sue Zachery-Beach, Jeannette Brand and Janet Duffy.
Models entered the runway and meandered around the tables, showing off the features of their outfits, which were completely supplied by the retail stores. Some took off their jackets and slung them over their shoulders while others stopped every few tables to show how the pants they wore could also be worn on the reverse side.
In all the event was a success for the club, which is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The club was organized and chartered in 1979.
President Georgann Schmalz said that the event raised over $12,000 for the group, which carries out community service projects in the county.
“We had more attendees than ever before and more sponsor donations from businesses,” Schmalz said. “Since it's our only fundraiser, we count on the generosity of the community.”
The club has a long history of giving back to the same community it depends on for support.
Among the a long list of accomplishments, the
Woman’s Club organized the countywide “Adopt a Highway” program, established
the Resource Interaction Council which became RIC-Rack Thrift Store and Food
Bank, organized R.E.A.D., an adult literacy program, initiated the restoration
of the Dawson County historic courthouse, prepared and received a grant for the
elevator in the courthouse and established the Dawson County Historical and
Genealogical Society, among others.