Taking a fashionable turn

Show highlights MLK Community Center festival

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center took on a fashionable flair recently when models walked the catwalk to show off new fashions.

Kevin Badgett of “In Style Fashions” presented the fashion show.

Vendors at the event were Vivian Love with hats, Sandra Sudderth with purses and bags, Rosa Tellis with bags, Judy Knight with baked goods, Reggie Thomas with clothing, Mary Brabson with Avon and the Rev. Norman Jefferson with T-shirts and pictures.

Shirley Carr Clowney gave a brief history of African-Americans in Blount County, and there were expressive talents on stage, such as Gospel dance, poetry reading and an art display by students from Alcoa High School.

Gloria Colquitt with Mother Love Baptist Church provided “Traditional Soul Food” for sale.

The fashion show was part of an annual festival that ended on Sunday, Feb. 24, at Mother Love Baptist Church with a Gospel Song-Fest featuring local gospel groups.

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