CCAC Fall Fashion Show A Success
"When someone does something well, applaud! It will make two people happy."
This is a quote by Samuel Goldwyn. Last Thursday evening, Oct. 24, several people performed by modeling and serving as masters of ceremonies, merchants provided materials and community members supported the arts by bidding on items at the annual Holiday Fashion Show and Silent Auction held at the Sugar Creek Country Club in Piggott.
A capacity crowd filled the clubhouse while the beautiful models displayed the holiday fashion of the upcoming season with sophisticated flair. Debbie Dunlap and Barbi Anderson kept the program flowing with their lively dialogue and genuine and warm remarks. The audience members were generous in their bidding, contributing to the silent auction, knowing that all the funding will go to the annual arts scholarship funds providing scholarships for students in all three Clay County Schools.
The evening began with the invocation presented by Mayor Gerald Morris of Piggott. CCAC president Gail Burns presented a special Art Mission Award to Jared Vaughn for his example of being a student who received an arts scholarship as a student, finished his degree, came back to his community as a professional artist and contributes to the educational and economic future of the community. Jared has provided three outstanding paintings for to the silent auction during the past three years, which in turn has garnered money for other students' scholarships.
Also recognized for programming support for providing the $300 silver tray door prizes the past two years was Piggott State Bank. Other merchants recognized for outstanding sponsorships include Graves Gin Company, First National Bank and Feather Your Nest.
Organizers called the evening an outstanding success, citing the wonderful response by fabulous sponsors, including: Feather Your Nest, Baker Implement, Cox Planing Mill and Lumber Co., Attorney David Copelin, Evans Jewelry and Pawn, Hemingway-Pfeifer MEDC, Hog Wild BBQ, Legacy Implement, MadPies Tea Room, Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum, Piggott Craft Shop, Piggott Diner, Rose Dale Farm, The Copper Heron, The Inn at Piggott, Treasures by EJM, Mosley Auto Parts, Glen Sain Motor Sales, Dollar General, Honeysuckle & Home, Harp's Market, Rector Downtown Drug, Janet Manchester, Front Street Finds, Wise Company, Kennett Veterinary Clinic, Donna's Country Kitchen, Sugar Creek Kids, Treasure Chest, Suzy's, Piggott Florist, Piggott Community Hospital, Exterior Solutions, Dr. Phil Daffron and Crowley's Ridge Veterinary, Scott Hickson Barber Shop, Glam-R-Us, Carl and Melba Bradberry, Hamilton Farms, Joel Boyd, Wilson Outdoors, Travel With Us, Jared Vaughn, Ashley Jones, FreshTech, Sweet Creations, Rusty Nail, Liberty Bank of Arkansas (Rector), International Tours of Jonesboro, Clay County Times-Democrat and K9 Kut & Kurl.
"We say a huge 'thank you' to all these sponsors, and ask the entire community to make note of them for all their support," Burns said.
Organizers also thanked the evening's models, Lindsey Ford, Johnna Lopez, Eli Hamm, Kannon Hicks, Sarah Fannin, Amber Minton, Brian Schulte, Connie Gossett, Claire Crittenden, Jeanette Grambling, Sydney Tarno and Hattie Mae Haermann.
Fashions were displayed from the following stores: Feather Your Nest, Sugar Creek Kids, Treasure Chest and Honeysuckle & Home.
Makeup for the models was provided by Wanda Morris of Merle Norman/Piggott Florist.
Sound operations were handled by Gary Cremeens and featured organ music by Laura French.