Cullman Senior Magazine Summer 2019 - Page 24

P I L OT C L U B FA S H I O N S H OW 27 Years in the Making Celebrating the Bicentennial Editor’s Note: Due to the maga- zine’s adjusted publication schedule, this article is being published after this year’s event. The photos are from previous Cullman Pilot Club events. By Kelly Wheeler Every year, the Cullman Pilot Club’s annual fashion show, one of its biggest fundraisers, allows the organization to fund special com- munity projects. The fundraiser started 27 years ago on April 27 to honor admin- istrative women, and recently received an Alabama Bicentennial grant of $400 to help with the plan- ning and décor stages of this year’s event. “It was a great honor to be selected, and we planned to make Alabama proud with our theme, Stars Fall on Alabama,” said Peggy Harris, chair of the event, prior to this year’s event on April 24. “As you know, Cullman County is the only county in the state of Ala- bama who has had three governors, so we wanted to do something spe- 24 | SUMMER 2019 cial and center the fashion show around the ‘Stars of Alabama’ and our fi st ladies.’ The committee incorporated the Alabama 200 Bicentential logo into stage decorations and table decorations. An exhibit near the entrance to the auditorium displayed gowns on manne- quins worn to Inaugural Balls by Jamelle Folsom, Helen Hunt and Brenda Foxx, the 2011 Ms. Cull- man County, models a dress at the fashion show. CULLMAN COUNTY SENIOR MAGAZINE