The GFWC Girl’s Membership of Macclenny held its annual style present fund-raiser on the Mathis Home on the Glen St. Mary Nursery on Sunday with some 60 attendees who raised greater than $3500 for scholarships.
Among the many organizers and membership members was Lea Rhoden, who thanked the web and brick-and-mortar clothes outlets supplying the clothes — the Magnificence Parlor, Harbor Grace Vogue, Curvy Highway Boutique and Rack Up.
“We couldn’t have finished it with out them,” mentioned Ms. Rhoden of the style retailers.
The fashions included informal and formal attire, leisure and enterprise put on, rompers and jumpsuits, and all with a Spring theme.
Ms. Rhoden mentioned the membership hopes to include males’s clothes into the present subsequent 12 months. She serves as govt director of the Baker Prevention Coalition, which additionally offered some promenade attire for the event. Among the fashions determined to purchase their outfits, too.
“We might have used extra racial variety within the modeling. It’s certainly one of our targets as a membership, so we’re conscious of it,” she mentioned, noting that the fashions assorted extra broadly by way of ages and sizes, however not as a lot in race and gender.
Nonetheless, “The ladies had a variety of enjoyable,” placing on the present, Ms. Rhoden mentioned. She additionally thanked the Taber household totally free use of the venue and the sheriff’s workplace, who equipped chairs for the viewers.
“The lady’s membership has all the time participated in group and fundraising occasions however resulting from COVID that was on maintain. Now that we’re popping out of the pandemic we will divulge heart’s contents to assist once more,” mentioned Michele Hodges of Rack Up, who additionally helped arrange the affair. “This was our first fundraiser with individuals in attendance so we saved it small, round 60. Commencement is coming quickly and this can assist fund scholarships.”
The lady’s membership meets on the third Thursday of the month for lunch at 11 a.m. on the clubhouse, 144 S. fifth St. All women are inspired to attend.
Images by Amber Godwin