Locust Grove Woman’s Club hold fashion show

By Jason A. Smith
Times Correspondent

The Locust Grove Woman’s Club is doing its part to shine a light on activities available in Henry County, one outfit at a time.

Models at last Saturday’s Locust Grove Woman’s Club fashion show fundraiser. Photo by Megan Seibel

The club held a fashion show Saturday at Strong Rock Christian School. The show, titled “Falling in Love With Fashion” served as the annual fundraiser for the club, said the event’s Mistress of Ceremonies, Mary Ellen Lundy.

“We highlighted various events and activities in the community throughout the fashion show,” she said. “I just wanted people to know there’s lots of things going on in Henry County. People don’t have to go far away or downtown to have fun. They can stay right here at home.”

More than 200 people attended the occasion, in which 22 models – including both men and women, ranging in age from 4 to 94 – depicted life in Henry County as piano music played in the background.

Lundy noted that the first half of the event featured casual clothes for trips to venues including Southern Belle Farm in McDonough. The second half, she said, gave models a chance to display more formal attire.

“They pretended they were going to the Garden Party at Piedmont Henry Hospital, or to the opera,” said Lundy.

Ten stores at Tanger Outlets in Locust Grove supplied clothing to be used as part of the show, said Lundy. She added that former Locust Grove Mayor Lorene Lindsey was among the models for the show, donning a golfing outfit as well as more upscale attire.

“Miss Lorene is going on a cruise, so we pretended she was going to a dinner at the captain’s table,” said Lundy.

Lindsey acknowledged that she modeled in her earlier years, and said the community has been “very supportive” of the club’s efforts. She emphasized that the club uses proceeds from their fundraisers to benefit the area in a number of ways.

“The funds that we raise are put back in the community, such as scholarships for schools, libraries and nonprofit organizations,” said Lindsey. “Wherever the need is, we’re there.”