Fashion show

Members of the Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society enjoyed a fall fashion show during their recent October meeting. Modeling fashions are, from left, Toni Dumanski and Brigid Millea. The middle row includes Pat Boston, Sandi Mackey, Kim Meeks, Glenda Gatto, Joy Perkins Johnson and Debra Mahler. In back are Rosemary Sturm, Jackie Bateman and Lois Brown.

Members of the Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society were recently treated to a fashion show featuring the latest designs for the fall and winter season as well as holiday fashions.

The show, presented by The Tigress, located at 100 Elk Ave. South on the Fayetteville Square, featured dramatic animal print designs with eye-catching patterns of lions, tigers, zebras and leopards.

Casual wear included long tunics and comfortable leggings and capris along with medium-hued denim jeans and jackets. Fashions were intermixed with pieces suitable for dinner parties and elegant affairs.

STLS member Sandi Mackey said: “The fashion show was a wonderful array of vibrant colors, patterns, fabrics and textures. It’s great to actually see someone model an entire outfit rather than try to imagine what something from an online catalog would look like on you.

“At The Tigress, you have the opportunity to touch the fabric and get professional fashion advice without the hassle of mail-order catastrophes. ‘We put you together to set you apart’ is the catch phrase for the business which has been helping women look their best for 40 years.”

Diane Sumners, owner and buyer of The Tigress boutique, said: “Our fashion assistants at the store are there to help you focus on looking your best. Life isn’t perfect, but your outfit can be.”

Sumners selected the models to showcase that every woman can dress to impress, no matter what type of body shape or size they have.

Kay Daniels, employee of The Tigress, said, “It’s important to update your fashion and style because personality isn’t the first thing people see.”

Holiday Market 

The Southern Tennessee Ladies’ Society will host its seventh annual Holiday Market Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Franklin County Annex Building, 839 Dinah Shore Blvd. in Winchester.

The market will feature more than 50 vendors and offers free admission and plenty of free off-street parking in an indoor venue.

The market focuses on holiday gifting and seasonal decorating as well as boutique-style clothing, jewelry, exquisite handmade arts and crafts items and seasonal home décor, including homemade wreaths and ornaments.

Shoppers will also find beautiful quilts and blankets, embroidered shirts, bags, bibs, towels, wooden signs and toys, kid’s clothes and adorable doll clothing complete with shoes and accessories.

The custom-printed T-shirts, soaps and candles, pottery, ceramic wind chimes, stunning wooden bowls, turned pens, hand-painted notecards, pictures and other one-of-a-kind artistic items will make great gifts.

Shoppers can also make their own gift baskets with specialty coffees, teas and spice mixes.

This year, the market will include a selection of soft, knitted items made from alpaca wools as well as essential oils, insulated tumblers, fudge creations and specially designed gift baskets tied with pretty bows.

Come hungry because the market will offer breakfast casseroles, homemade soups, hot dogs and a selection of freshly baked cakes, cookies, breads and pies to eat during the event or freeze for holiday guests.

Proceeds from booth sales and food concessions as well as items sold in the STLS booth go toward the STLS Scholarship Foundation’s scholarships which are awarded each spring to high school seniors from Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Lincoln and Moore County High Schools.


STLS would like to recognize several corporate sponsors that help to promote the Holiday Market.

Twin Creeks Marina Resort and Village is a gold sponsor.

Citizens Community Bank in Winchester is proud to be a silver sponsor along with Leaf Filter of Nashville.

Davis, Kessler and Davis law firm and several individuals from within the club have also donated funds to support the marketing efforts of the Holiday Market.

November meeting 

Rick Wright, director of dining at the University of the South, will be the guest speaker at the Nov. 6 meeting at 10 a.m. at the Franklin County Country Club.

As the head chef at the college, Wright will dish out some helpful tidbits to make the holidays special with some simple recipes and preparation tips.

Please make reservations by noon on Oct. 29 by contacting Tina at or 931-967-4813.  

For information on STLS, visit or call 570-656-6118.

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