Woman’s Club holds fashion show fundraiser

Wilhelmina Morrison models an outfit at the fashion show.

Special to The Sun

In mid-December, the Crawfordville Woman’s Club introduced a new fundraiser to Wakulla County: the Chico’s Fashion Show. With a Christmas theme and décor, the sold-out event featured models, a delicious lunch, fun door prizes, and a live auction.

Proceeds will support the Club’s signature causes of providing holiday gifts to Riversink Elementary School students in need, sponsoring two college scholarships for Wakulla High School seniors through the Inez Walker Scholarship, and partnering with other community service organizations for projects.
Gold Sponsors for the event were Welch Land Development, Frances Casey Lowe, P.A., Capital City Bank, BlueWater Realty Group, Fla-BizCo, Mattie Farnsworth, Miss Penny, Cindy Blackstock, Elise and Parrish Barwick, and The Lodge at Wakulla Springs.
With the help of Brenda Hildenbrand and Genia Mayfield from Chico’s, the models were the stars of the event. Lesa Evans, Sharol Brown, Sherry Dudley, Quincee Messersmith, Sue Tabaka-Kritzeck, Brenda Whaley, and Wilhelmina Morrison modeled current fashions from Chico’s as Hildenbrand narrated.
Live Auction items included a Coach purse, an overnight stay at The Lodge at Wakulla Springs, tickets to an FSU basketball game, and a weekend trip to a cabin. The Club also appreciates the Silver Sponsors who provided chance drawings for the event: Dr. Adrienne Hill, The Kast Net, Bethany Lassiter from Dazzles Hair Studio, Riverside Cafe on The River, Terry Hague, Coastal 28 Athletics, Ms. Maria’s Grooming, Vicky Freeman from Polished Effects Salon, LC Aesthetics Skincare, Misty Greene, The Black Cat Apothecary, Tanbooteez Tanning Salon, Dairy Queen, and David Harvey and Associates. Additional community supporters who helped with the event were The Flower Pot Florist, Posey’s Steamroom, and Zaxby’s.
Event Chair and Secretary Nita Burke and Event Co-Chair and Treasurer Pat Langford led the 2023 Fashion Show Committee. Other committee members included Auction and Kitchen Organizer Elise Barwick, President Sue Tabaka-Kritzeck, Vice President Nancy Day Speigner, and Emcee Nancy Floyd Richardson. Others CWC Members pitched in to help throughout the event.
Founded in 1949, the CWC has provided decades of sisterhood, service, and leadership, taking a grassroots approach with hands-on projects that provide local impact.
The CWC Clubhouse is located behind Hudson Park at 64 Ochlockonee Street in Crawfordville.

Event Chair Nita Burke and Event Co-Chair Pat Langford began planning the fundraiser back in the spring.

1 Comment

  1. Mary Lou Todd

    It was a great event & enjoyed by all 🎉 Looking forward to becoming a member , when moving to the area. Awesome job, ladies 👍

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