Chilhowee Club features ‘International’ tour, fashion show

Chilhowee Club members got the chance to travel the world and see the latest fashions during a fashion show at their Dec. 2 meeting. Board member June Ackerman said the December meeting had a theme of “International Flair” and featured foods and information on countries around the world. In addition, a fashion show was presented by Boyd Thomas clothing. Marti Womack, owner of Boyd Thomas, did commentary on the clothing. The models were members of the Chilhowee Club.

“The fashions were really appropriate for the members. Sometimes you’ll have a fashion show, and it’s all young clothes and clothes for another age group,” Ackerman said. “Boyd Thomas did a wonderful job of presenting fashions that were appropriate. It was clothes you could wear any season.”

Ackerman said a good number of the club’s membership was on hand and enjoyed the refreshments after the fashion show. “It was prepared by the board members and had an international theme. The food was everything from sushi to Mexican wedding cookies,” she said. “All the food and refreshments that day had some kind of international flavor from different countries.”

Ackerman said the Chilhowee Club is the second oldest Federated Women’s Club in Tennessee. The club house is located at 212 Clairon Street. It was completed in 1940 and is considered an architectural treasure, Ackerman said.

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