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Racing goes glam
Fashion show supports the womans club
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Mandy and James Power pose on the catwalk at the Dawson County Womans Club Racing Goes Glam fashion show Saturday. - photo by Michele Hester Dawson Community News

Fall fashions took the checkered flag Saturday at the Dawson County Woman's Club's Racing Goes Glam event.

Held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, the fashion show and luncheon was a fundraiser for the club and collected several thousand dollars that will be redistributed back into the local community.

Georgann Schmalz, club president, said she was delighted to have so many women in attendance.

"The weather was horrible but people still came out to support us ... so they must believe in the things we do, and it's good to know that," she said.

With fashions provided by Dillard's, local community members took to the catwalk and showcased a collection of fall separates and cocktail attire.

Marge Carey, a member of the woman's club, said she couldn't have been happier with the men, women and children that volunteered to model in the fashion show.

"I think the models were fantastic. They were having a good time. They were relaxed, they were confident and they knew they looked good," she said.

Modeling in his first fashion show, Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan said the fun he was having took his mind off his nerves.

"It was just a fun thing. I wouldn't have done it if it hadn't been fun," he said.

"I just feel like we as a city, and myself, want to participate in as many of these types of things as we can. I think that everybody wants to see their mayor out, active and participating, and that's the kind of mayor I want to be."

Many of the models echoed Grogan and praised the woman's club for their service to the community.

"I had a ball. This was so much fun and it was so wonderful to get out with the women of Dawson County," said Jo Brewer, model and practice administrator with Northeast Georgia Health System's Medical Plaza 400.

Proceeds from Racing Goes Glam support the woman's club's community commitments, which include high school scholarships, improved literacy efforts, RIC Rack Charity Thrift Store and the Good Shepherd Clinic, among others.