CCAC Hosts Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser
Thursday, Oct. 30 was a busy night for members of the Clay County Arts Council and their guests who attended the third annual sell-out Fashion Show at the Sugar Creek Country Club in Piggott.
The attendees enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the country club of pork tenderloin and chicken strips with scalloped potatoes, broccoli casserole and chilled garden salad. Nancy Holcomb's Sweet Creations of an assortment of holiday decorated cupcakes finished off the tasty meal.
The club was decorated by the sponsoring businesses who decorated their tables with holiday delights or designs which highlighted their unique businesses. Four sponsors were presented with special recognition for large table sponsorship, including Piggott State Bank, who provided the "Silver Antler" Author Court cake server door prize which was won by Glenna Bookout; The First National Bank of Piggott, who has sponsored a large table for the past three years; Graves Gin and Legacy Equipment of Piggott. Each of the four businesses was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Council.
Additional tables were sponsored by the following businesses in Clay County area: Honeysuckle & Home, Blue Skies, independent Plexus ambassador Geraldine Crawford, Madpie's Tea Shop, Piggott Community Hospital, Jim and Nikki Speer's Team National, The Treasure Chest, Cate Pharmacy of Corning, The Inn at Piggott, Electric Beach and Shabby Chic Boutique of Corning.
The evening welcome and introduction was under the direction of Debbie Dunlap of Piggott and Barbi Anderson of Rector, who served as the mistresses of ceremonies. Mayor-elect of Piggott Jim Poole presented the invocation and introduction of special guests.
The evening highlight showcased local businesses with lovely ladies and children showing beautiful holiday wear of clothing, purses, boots and jewelry sure to please any lady on Santa's Christmas list. Models included Charly Johnson, Delaney Poole, Alexa Stockton, Missy Norred, Christina Dupree, Kaitlynn Cate, Abi Hallowell, Holly Hallowell, Courtney Keck, Katie Pierce, Bridgett Sain, Tiffany Kirklin, Sarah Hicks, Kannon Hicks, Katelyn Leonard, Crystal Bass, Landon Brownfiel, Hannah Powers, Amy Catt and Rhonda Harlan. Fashion show sponsors included Honeysuckle & Home, Treasure Chest, Madpies, Shabby Chic Boutique, Electric Beac, Holcomb Pharmacy and Cate Pharmacy.
Music was provided by Kenneth Renshaw on the electric keyboard and Gary Cremeans running the sound. During the break, guests were entertained by Joe Burns and his recreation of Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" on the ukulele he won last year at the same event provided by Fresh Tech of Piggott. Burns' impromptu helpers included Charlie Grimes and Jane Gatewood as Johnny Carson and Miss Vickie. Winners of the small guitars included Kannon Hicks and Sophie Simmons.
The newly decorate country club looked elegant as the guests came into the entryway decorated with a Christmas swag by Petas and More of Piggott.
The Council will provide four scholarships to outstanding senior graduates from the Clay County schools at graduations. The Council is able to provide these scholarships with the proceeds of the silent auction from this event. The Council is committed to conducting combined fundraisers for scholarships, presenting the arts in area schools, developing proprietary arts experience and acting as a clearing house for the arts in Clay County. The Council could not conduct this mission without the support of area businesses and the community. The following Clay County Arts Council members appreciate the ongoing level of support and attendance in making these scholarships possible: Cody Knight, Glenna Bookout, Patti McHaffey, John Mack James, Lisa Jette, Jane Gatewood, Carl and Melba Bradberry, Tracy Cole, Kenneth Renshaw and Gail Burns.
More than 50 businesses provided items in the auction, including Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum, Glen Sain Motor Sales, Harp's Market, Los Compadres, Shabby Chic Boutique, Holcomb Pharmacy, Baker Implement, Evans Jewelry, Legacy Equipment, Rector Downtown Drug, McDonald's, Electric Beach, Jones Furniture, Piggott Florist, Dr. Daffron and Crowley's Ridge Veterinary Clinic, Sherland and Barbara Hamilton, Ashley Jones Massage, Clay County Times-Democrat, Helena Chemical, Speer Team National, Cates Pharmacy, Swaya Company, Suzy Morris, Carl and Melba Bradberry, Feather Your Nest, International Tours of Jonesboro, Sugar Creek Country Club, Rusty Nail, Joel Boyd Art, Piggott Community Hospital, The Treasure Chest, Shimmer Boutique, The Wise Company, Honeysuckle & Home, The Piggott Diner, Madpies Tea Shop, Williams Nursery, Judge David Copelin, Hog Wild BBQ, Matilda Boutique, Fred's Dollar Store, Donna's Country Kitchen, Suzy's Hair Salon, Jarrod Vaughn's Art, First National Bank, Geraldine Crawford Independent Plexus, Blue Skies, Burns' Farm and Dr. McClurkan Diet Center.
The next event the CCAC will sponsor is Holiday Inn, a Christmas dessert drop-in at the Inn in Piggott on Dec. 6. Tickets will go on sale beginning Nov. 14.