The Pilot Club of Athens is hosting their annual Holiday Fashion Show, Silent Auction, and Luncheon on Oct. 6 to fundraise for their civic projects this year.

The proceeds from the event will help fund the many Pilot Club projects that they donate to the community each year. Some of this year’s philanthropy includes: a scholarship to Tennessee Wesleyan University, the Special Education Teacher of the Year, McMinn Central High School’s Anchor of the Year Award, Professional Business Woman of the Year Award, giving money to the Good Faith Clinic, Morning Star, a “pick me up” program for caregivers and emergency first responders, and puppet shows to promote brain safety for children. The Pilot Club of Athens has donated to other various projects and events in the past.

The Holiday Fashion Show will have models ranging in age from small children to adults, modeling fashion from Poppeas Children’s Boutique and the Lily Pad Boutique in Sweetwater.

TeAnna McKinney, fundraising coordinator and a former Pilot Club president, commented that the fashion show is always fun.

“It’s exciting to see all the new fashion and it gives you an idea of clothes that you own to use and, with the purchase of a few new items, you can make a new wardrobe,” said McKinney.

The silent auction, which will include a variety of items, will be an instrumental part of the fundraiser, according to McKinney.

“It’s always exciting to make money,” said McKinney. “The more we make, the more we can do.”

The event, which will be held at First Baptist Church of Athens, will be catered by Michael’s Casual Dining of Athens. Door prizes for adults and children will be gifted to attendees.

The annual Holiday Fashion Show, Silent Auction, and Luncheon has a maximum capacity of 175 attendees and more than 100 tickets have already been sold. The Pilot Club of Athens would like to sell all of the tickets by Sept. 30.

Tickets, which are $20, can be purchased with cash or a check from any of the Pilot Club of Athens’ members, at the Lily Pad Boutique, and can also be purchased at Linda Borstelman’s CPA Office, located at 9 W. Washington Avenue in Athens. Doors open at 11 a.m. on Oct. 5 and the event begins at noon.

Those who do not want to attend, but would still like to make a donation, can mail a donation to Pilot Club of Athens, PO Box 23, Athens, TN 37371 or contact any member of the club.

For more information about the Pilot Club of Athens’ Holiday Fashion Show, Silent Auction, and Luncheon, call McKinney at (423)506-6551 or Pam Breedwell at (423)462-4523.

The Pilot Club of Athens, established in Oct. 25, 1941, currently has about 25 members and welcomes women of all ages. Business meetings for the clubs are held the first Monday of each month and program meetings are held the third Monday. The Pilot Club of Athens holds their meetings at the Western Sizzlin, where dinner is at 6 p.m. and meetings begins at 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the Pilot Club of Athens, visit their http://www.pilottn

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