Woman’s Club encores Hometown Fashions for Fall

Local style, local businesses help provide scholarships

Staff Report

It’s that time of year. Falling leaves, football, and…fashion. The Leitchfield Woman’s Club is bringing back Hometown Fashions for Fall for an encore on Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Joseph Church.

It’s the second year for the event, which will showcase fashionable and easy-to-wear styles for men, women and children from 15 local retailers.

“People don’t have to leave Grayson County to find a tremendous selection of fashionable styles at reasonable prices,” said Club President Mary Nell Bouvier. “Support of our local businesses is good for our whole community.”

Nearly a dozen local companies are partnering with the club to produce the event.

Hometown Fashions for Fall will not only be a feast for the eyes. A unique menu of “brunch bites” will kick off the event. And everyone will leave with a swag bag filled with goodies from participating merchants and businesses.

The real star, however, is fashion and especially the hometown stores that will display their looks.

“Keep your money local, and help your own community grow,” said event organizer Anne Gonzales, owner of Madison Square Boutique (MSB), which will feature designs in the show.

In addition to MSB, a wide range of styles and price points will be showcased by retailers including CATO, Caught Ya Lookin’, Dollar General Stores, Factory Connection, Fashion Treasures, Goody’s, Hibbett Sports, JH Embroidery, both the Rough River State Park and TLRMC Gift Shops, T-Shirt Express, Whoop-De-Do Designs, and Woosley Outfitters.

And while fall fashion may be the centerpiece, the event is more than a fashion show, since proceeds provide scholarships for GCHS students.

The scholarships are “open to any student, male or female, in any major,” said Bouvier.

Last year, the club was able to provide two $1,000 scholarships, which were awarded to seniors Natalie Hack and Rebecca Higdon. The club hopes the current show will help it exceed that mark for the Class of ’17 and beyond.

Tickets for Hometown Fashions for Fall are just $15 and available at The Centre on Main or from any Woman’s Club member. Don’t wait, though. Numbers are limited and last year’s show completely sold out, said Gonzales.

Additional details will continue to be released in the weeks leading up to the show. Visit Leitchfield Woman’s Club on Facebook to stay up to date on those and all the club’s community activities.

Local style, local businesses help provide scholarships

Staff Report

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