The event is slated for Saturday, April 24, starting at 11:30 a.m. The venue is Walnut Hill Farm located on Lee Bryant Road, off Highway 2 East of Prater’s Mill. Walnut Hill Farm is a perfect venue for a spring event beautiful formal and informal gardens and a splendid panoramic view. Owner, Nanette Yarbrough, generously donated the facility for the event. Board member Donna Finch commented, “Nanette is wonderful, she pays attention to every level of detail and works hard to insure that events at Walnut Hill Farm are an exceptional experience.”
Spring fashions will be provided by stores in both the Dalton and Calhoun communities. Participating Dalton stores include: Belk located at Walnut Square Mall; House of Beauty and Simply Delightful II, both located on Dug Gap Road; and El Palacio De Las Novias located on the corner of Fredrick Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Stores from the Calhoun/ Gordon county area include: Biddy Boutique located on Court Street; Reese’s Fashion Gallery located in the Gordon Hills Shopping Center; and Liz Claiborne and Jones New York, both located in the Prime Outlet Mall.
Board member, Lisa Painter, commented, “we are so excited and grateful to these businesses for their willingness to support this event.” The models also will be modeling wigs provided by Sassi & Co located on Walnut Avenue. Board member, Jennifer Dixon, and the Mary Kay Cosmetic team will provide make-up fashion trends showcased by the models.
The board is currently seeking community support for the event in the form of sponsorships and door prize donations. Board President, Anita Thornton, commented, “we would gratefully accept any level of support for this event, or sponsorships at the following levels: friend - $250, patron - $500 or benefactor - $1,000.”
The Crisis Center is a non-profit provider; therefore, all donations are tax-deductible. All donors and sponsors will be recognized in the event program.
The purpose of Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center is to end violence in the home by providing shelter, advocacy and support to victims while working in communities to change attitudes, beliefs and behaviors. The center provides emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and their children. In addition to a shelter, the center provides advocacy and client support services through offices in Dalton and Calhoun. The center serves Gordon, Murray and Whitfield County residents. The Family Crisis Center Hot Line is 706-278-5586.
The community can help support the Family Crisis Center through financial contributions, clothing and household goods donations and by volunteering time. Contact the Family Crisis Center at 706-278-6595 to learn more about support opportunities.
Make plans to attend this fun event to support the Center’s mission: to “keep families safe” in our community. Tickets for the event are $50 per person and include: the luncheon, door prizes, and the fashion show. Groups may also purchase a table of 8 for $350. Tickets are available by contacting the center at 706-278-6595.