Fashion show highlights new looks as Hearing and Speech Foundation raises funds

Cold, rainy weather on Tuesday, April 12, didn’t dampen the enthusiasm at the annual Swing into Spring fashion show benefiting the Hearing and Speech Foundation.

RT Lodge took on the vestiges of spring, with colorful and hip fashions from Razberries and Boyd Thomas Clothing.

“Despite the cold and rain, it was very well attended,” said Hearing and Speech Foundation executive director Amanda Womac. “We sold a few fewer tickets than last year, but overall it was good. We raised a little more than $4,000 for the Hearing Aid Assistance Program.”

The Hearing Aid Assistance Program provides hearing aids and services to economically disadvantaged children and adults in 27 East Tennessee counties. Current caseload is approximately 725 people.”

Womac said the stores did a good job with the clothes, giving the audience a look at the fashions for spring, with local models taking their turn on the runway.

“There was just a great atmosphere. Not only were we doing the Swing into Spring fashion show, but folks could Swing into Spring in the garden with our live auction of plants from Stuart Row Landscapes and Sara Berry at Trillium Cove Home and Garden,” Womac said.

Thanks to their sponsors, Womac said all the proceeds from the ticket sales went to the foundation.

“We want to thank our sponsors -- Blount Hearing and Speech Services, Blount Today, Duncan Boat Dock, Roma Renfro, Boyd Thomas Clothing and Razberries,” she said.

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