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.