Epsilon Sigma Alpha holds annual fashion show

Saturday, November 23, 2019
T-G Photos by Amy Todd

The Beta Iota Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha held its 40th annual fashion show and dinner on Oct. 29 at First United Methodist Church on the square. There was a packed house of ladies eagerly awaiting to see the newest fall fashions and trends to be presented on the runway. Proceeds will be used for scholarships for local students and to contribute to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. The Shelbyville chapter was formed in 1957 and the group has been hosting this fashion show as a fundraiser for 40 years. Carolyn Matusek, who is an active member of the chapter and has played an integral role as hostess since it all started started was unable to attend the event this year. In her honor, a book on fashion was donated by the sorority and can be seen on display at the Shelbyville-Bedford County Public Library. This year’s show was hosted by three different boutiques: Talk of the Town, J. Jordan and Southern Roots, all located on the square All of the food was prepared and served by the sorority; this year’s menu included famous chicken casserole recipes, along with an evening of fellowship and fashion to support such a wonderful cause. The greeting and invocation were delivered by sorority president Andrea Sublett. Each store owner described the fashions, which were provided by their stores. Colleen Embry played a beautiful set on the piano as the models showed their fashion, and the prayer was given by Andi Jo and Emma Kate Sublett.