Style show back for another year of helping kids

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By Alex Wimsatt

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - This Saturday the Bullitt County Woman’s Club will honor three college-bound high school seniors during the 41st annual Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style Show.

Considering all the good things the Woman’s Club has done in Bullitt County over the years, style show committee co-chair Lou Ann Moore said club members thought it only fitting this year’s event be themed “Bullitt County Woman’s Club: The Heart of Bullitt County.”

Since the Irene Carroll Scholarship program began in 1972, the organization has awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships to more than 100 local students.

After undergoing a competitive application and interview process with the Woman’s Club scholarship committee, students from Bullitt Central, Bullitt East and North Bullitt were selected this year’s recipients.

These outstanding seniors were chosen for their extraordinary character, community involvement and exceptional academic careers.

The three recipients, who will be announced during the luncheon on Saturday, will each receive $1,500 to be applied toward the colleges of their choice. 

“The woman’s club has been committed to these scholarships for many years. I think our past recipients and their success in life is an attribute to this program,” Moore said. 

“It is something to be said for the Woman’s Club that the committee has done such a good job choosing people who have goals in life and just need an extra hand in the beginning.”

Once the scholarship recipients are announced and get the opportunity to say a few words about their futures, local ladies will strut their stuff on the runway in the Woman’s Club’s annual style show. 

The models will represent a variety of age groups and sizes and for the first time ever the show will boast a Dolly and Me segment in which young girls will be modeling with their favorite dolls.

Spring fashions will be provided by Dillards of Mall St. Matthews. 

Bullitt Family Court Judge and long-time Woman’s Club member Elise Spainhour will serve as master of ceremonies.

There will also be a silent auction for a variety of items, as well as door prizes and a drawing for two share packages.

One of the packages is for an all-inclusive weekend getaway to Edgewater Resort at Taylorsville Lake. 

The other is a “dinnertainment” share package that includes passes and gift certificates to area restaurants and attractions, including Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and Derby Dinner Playhouse. 

A winner will be drawn for each package. Shares are $1 a piece and can be purchased in advance or during the luncheon and style show. 

Though the Irene Carroll Scholarship Luncheon and Style show is organized by the Woman’s Club, Moore said the event would not be possible if not for the strong community support the program receives each year.

“We’ve received lots of donations from businesses and club members,” Moore said. “We couldn’t do it without them.”

The 2011 luncheon and style show will be held this Saturday, March 24 in the Salt River Exposition Hall at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. The event begins at 11:30 a.m.  

Lunch will be catered by Paroquet Springs.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased in advance or the day of the event. 

To reserve tickets or find out more about the luncheon and style show call Betty Porter at (502) 538-6623.