Fashions for a Cause

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 23, 2012

The Rowan County Medical Society Alliance more than 250 people attended the 14th Annual “Fashions for a Cause” fashion show and luncheon Wednesday at Catawba College’s Crystal Lounge. David Whisenant was emcee.
Cloninger-Ford-Toyota-Scion, Rowan Regional Medical Center, Dr. and Mrs. David N. Smith, Innes Street Drug, Dr. and Mrs. Larry M. Gish, and Bob and Sara Cook were the major sponsors. A fundraising project of the Rowan Medical Society Alliance, the event is held annually to benefit the programs of the Community Care Clinic of Rowan County.
Darise D. Caldwell, president of Rowan Regional Medical Center, spoke on the important access to health care services that the Community Care Clinic and staff provides to patients. Six members of the clinic staff were recognized for their work. Dora Smyre shared her story on how she personally benefitted from the medical services provided by the clinic.
Over the past 14 years, the local alliance has donated more than $110,000 to the Community Care Clinic, which provides health care to the uninsured and under-served patients with limited medical care options. Services include day and night clinics, basic healthcare for adults, chronic disease management, medications, and vision care and dental care.
Merchant owners and representatives providing this year’s fashions and models were A Perfect Dress (Brenda M. Neely), Attractions On Main (Rick and Deborah Bowman), Belk (Rosemary Yamaguchi), Maia’s ( Maia Smith), Anne’s Dress Shop (Melissa Gardner), Stitchin’ Post Gifts (Pam Hylton-Coffield) and Thread Shed Clothing (David Loflin).
Models for the Stitchin’ Post Gifts were Judy Barnhardt, Deb Young, and Sara Walser; Anne’s Dress Shop, Bonzie Everson, Jane Hartsell, Regina Mullinax and Delores Thomas; A Perfect Dress, Brianna Brinkley, Trish Brinkley, Grace Fazia, MacKenzie Fisher, Laura Frame, Lauren Maloney, Allison Murphy and Dr. Rachel Ross; Attractions on Main, Julie Manuel, Donna Mahaley, Joanne Steele, and Melissa Taylor; Maia’s, Megan Braun, Madison Brown, Joselin Mata, Kimberly Murray, Mary-Scott Norris and Devan Puckett, Jessica Roy, Alexandra Warren and Maria Weber; Thread Shed Clothing, Dr. Joel Goodwin, Dr. Ranjan Roy, Dr. Gordon Senter Dr. David Smith, Nickalaus Goodman, Andy Austin and Jared Mathis. Child models for Belk were Thatcher Monroe, Miriam Roy, Lawson Veal and Ellery Veal.
Patsy Reynolds was the featured “Hat Lady” and Genevra Kelly provided piano music. Prior to the fashion show, guests visited booths displaying merchandise for sale.
Co-Chairs were Wanda Smith, Mary Goodman, and Joyce Goodwin. Committee Members included Elizabeth Bergsma, Trish Brinkley, Mimi Carlton, Betsy Fazia, Libby Gish, Michelle Jones, Elizabeth Kaufmann, Lynn Mills, Natalie Murphy, Mary Perkins, Patsy Reynolds, Barbara Senter, Marlene Spencer, Krista Watts, and Amy Wimmer. Wanda Smith and Joyce Goodwin are the 2011-2012 co-presidents of the local Rowan County Medical Society Alliance.