It was hard to come out of First United Methodist Church unadorned on Saturday, Aug. 8. That’s because inside the church, A Jeweled Affair delivered all that was promised to luncheon-goers, as a host of vendors offered unique jewelry and accessories, with part of the proceeds from sales going to the Blount County Relay for Life.
The lunch, catered by Tony McClanahan’s First Fruits, was a delicious start to the afternoon. While guests enjoyed chicken salad on a peach half, pesto rotini pasta salad, banana bread with kiwi salsa and a delicious strawberry cake, cancer survivors modeled selected jewelry from each vendor, giving the attendees a peak at what was waiting at the booths when the show was over and shopping began.
A Jeweled Affair chair Joy Bishop also was the master of ceremony for the event. Other key committee members included Carolyn Forster and Marti Womac, vendors; Linda Whitehead, models; Jane Tolhurst, decorations; Sherri Gardner Howell, publicity and food; Christy Newman, door prizes; and Marion Westerling, American Cancer Society.
In addition to raising funds from the sell of the jewelry and accessories, part of each ticket price of $40 was also a donation to Relay for Life.
Plans are already in the works for a second Jeweled Affair in 2010.