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Women's Club Continues Fashion Show Tradition

The Oakton Women's Club hosted nearly 150 women at the annual fashion show and luncheon at the Country Club of Fairfax on April 18, continuing a tradition that dates back decades.

The event is the club's only fundraising event of the year. The group will decide which local charities will benefit from the proceeds at their May meeting. 

The guest list boasts local women involved in local organizations, such as Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna, Vale Club, Fairfax 4 Horses and dozens more. 

The club also recognized an involved member of the Oakton community for her dedication to preserving historic areas. Trish Strat earned the club's first "Rising Star" award after securing three historic landmarks in the Oakton-Vienna area, including the one at Vale Schoolhouse that will be

Back by popular demand, Details of Occoquan dressed the models for the fashion show. 

For the first time in the show's history, the president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs attended the Oakton chapter's event.

"It's my privilege to thank each of you who belong to a volunteer organization, who give of your time, your talent, to make life better for your neighbors," Carlene Garner, GFWC president, said to the attendees.

In lieu of favors, the Oakton Women's Club gave money to the GFWC's Signature Project, which promotes awareness and prevention of domestic violence.

jayne young April 23, 2012 at 01:19 PM
great story. The Oakton Women's Club annual luncheon and fashion show is always a lovely event. I look forward to it every year.
Cherie Lejeune April 23, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Thank you Nicole, the photos are wonderful...This year, now that I am now part of the club, I have given up all stereotypes of what I thought women’s clubs are about. Yes, so we are all a little long in the tooth and yes, fashion shows are a throwback to another era but, sharing it with friends old and new, makes it fun. What brought me in was knowing the club was about giving not just money but time. The lengthy civic achievements of the members coupled with their volunteerism in the community huge appeal. Thank you for sharing our big fundraising event and, we welcome any who are interested in learning more about us, membership too, please contact us.

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