By Curt Yeomans
Ten members of the Morrow Civic Women's Club will strut, and sashay, their way down a catwalk in the First Baptist Church of Morrow gymnasium on Saturday, as the group hosts its 12th annual fashion show.
Peggy Wilson, the chairperson for the event, said it is the community service organization's largest fund-raiser of the year. She said hundreds of people are expected to attend this year's show, which will carry the theme of "A Fashionable Southern Brunch."
"We're expecting over 300 people to show up," Wilson said. "At last count, we had 380 tickets out [sold], and I know several people are planning to buy tickets at the door, so we're expecting well over 300 people to attend this year. It will be a full house."
The fashion show is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., with a brunch, and the models are expected to take to the runway at 10 a.m., Wilson said. The church is located at 1647 Lake Harbin Road, in Morrow.
Tickets are $10 per person, and can still be purchased at the door, said Peggy Pruett, the first vice president of the club. She said the fashions are donated by the Belk store in McDonough.
Pruett said door prizes, such as gift baskets made by club members, restaurant gift cards, and lotions, will be given out during the fashion show.
Pruett added that all of the money raised through the fashion show is used to pay for service projects the group does for organizations such as SecurUS House, Haven House, Noah's Ark, and the Good Shepherd's Clinic. Wilson said the group also funds a scholarship for female students at Clayton State University.
Over the years, the event has grown so large, that it had to be moved from the church's fellowship hall, to the gymnasium this year to accommodate a larger crowd, said Morrow Civic Women's Club President Connie Johnson.
"Once people come, they want to come back the next year," Johnson said. "It's a nice event for mothers and daughters, and sisters and friends."