A fashion show featuring local vendors is set for Oct. 29 and will be hosted by the GFWC - Women’s League of Van Buren, with proceeds going toward a clock tower for Veterans Park.
Eleven vendors have signed up for the show, which will be at the King Opera House from 10 a.m. to noon, said Tonia Fry with the GFWC - Women’s League of Van Buren. Event organizers were looking to sign at least 10 vendors, Fry said.
“It’s going to be unique to the area,” Fry said of the show. “We haven’t had something like this in quite some time, at least not in Van Buren.”
Tickets to the show are $10 each and each vendor will show three looks during the first hour of the event. Refreshments provided by Chapters on Main and Sweet Boutique will be served after the fashion show.
A fashion sale will be held during the second hour of the event featuring items from select vendors who participate in the show. Vendors pay $75 to participate in the show, and an additional $50 to participate in the fashion sale.
Vendors must provide models for two of their looks, but a third model will be provided by the GFWC and will be a local “celebrity,” Fry said.
Local models who have agreed to take part include Vicki Kilgore, Megan Park, Kara Dickens, Blakely McEvoy, Debbie Thomas, Brenda Belcher, Sharon Blount-Baker, Lyn Miller, Savannah Valentine, Jennifer Froud and Kaelyn Church, Fry said.
Vendors who have signed up to participate are Country Junkie Boutique, Seasons, Suite One, South 28th Boutique, A to Z Fashions, Firefly Boutique and Gifts, Crane Clothing Co., Jax and Jo, LuLaRoe - Nicole Masterson, Simply Couture and Indie, Fry said.
Organizers are hoping to raise up to $3,000 from the show, and all proceeds will go toward purchase of a clock tower for Veterans Park, said Vickie Davis, GFWC - Women’s League of Van Buren president.
“It’s a good way to support a great cause and for women to hang out with their girlfriends and family,” Fry said.
This will be one of several fundraisers for the clock tower, which is expected to cost $23,000 to $25,000, Davis said.
GFWC members chose to purchase the clock tower for Veterans Park to commemorate service members and their families, Davis said. Davis said the clock would be a “living memory.”
Tickets for the event go on sale Wednesday at Swaim Office Products and will be $10 each. Contact Fry for more information at (479) 474-3632.