Fashions of the 1940s will be celebrated April 19 during a benefit for Greene County Habitat for Humanity.
“Vintage Chic Love Affair” is the theme for a fashion show coordinated by the Tusculum College Bonner Leader student service organization and Center for Civic Advancement to benefit Greene County Habitat for Humanity. The fashion show will begin at 6 p.m. on the terrace at the General Morgan Inn.
The fashion show will feature about 30 Tusculum students, some children and community members modeling vintage fashions from the Greene County Habitat’s ReStore. Bonnie Weston, student life coordinator for multicultural affairs, and Tusculum student Trevor Long will be the master of ceremonies for the event.
“This is Habitat’s fourth year working with the Tusculum Bonner Leaders,” said Vicki Culbertson, executive director of Greene County Habitat for Humanity. “We’re excited about this year’s Fashion Show…it just gets better and more entertaining every year! It is such a pleasure to watch the Bonner Leaders plan, organize, and work toward the ‘big event’. They take pride in their community involvement and in helping Habitat’s mission to provide decent, safe, affordable housing to families in need.”
Sponsors for the event are Andrew Johnson Bank, Blackburn, Childers & Steagall PLLC, Bob’s Factory Outlet, Tusculum College Center for Civic Advancement and the college’s Student Government Association.
Refreshments will be served during the event.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and children. The fashions modeled will be available for purchase following the show. Tickets are available from the Center for Civic Advancement by calling 423.636.7372 and will be available at the door.
All the proceeds will benefit Greene County Habitat for Humanity in its efforts to help families achieve the dream of homeownership by providing decent, safe, affordable housing with a no interest mortgage. Habitat is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry that provides homes to people in need regardless or race or religion and welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
The Habitat ReStore, in a new location on the 11E Bypass across from the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, provides funds to Habitat from its sales of donated clothes, collectibles, household items, furniture and other items, and those funds are used in Habitat’s efforts to provide affordable housing for residents of Greene County.
The ReStore accepts donations of clothing and accessories and those who may have some items they may want to give are encouraged to do so prior to the event so their fashions may be used. Donations of clothing can be used as part of charitable giving for tax purposes.
Celebrating its 18th birthday in May, Habitat has placed families in 26 houses throughout Greene County. The organization is currently planning a house dedication/celebration for the house donated by John Deere Power Products and has started work on a build project, partnering with Cross Roads Missions and Wal-Mart Distribution Center to construct the 27th home.