Zeta Eta Omega chapter of AKA, Inc. to host EBONY Fashion Fair

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

The Zeta Eta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will once again host the

greatly anticipated Ebony Fashion Fair traveling fashion show.

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The show will be held on

Friday, Jan. 19 at the Pickard Auditorium, located at 400 Washington Street.

Showtime is 8 p.m.

Tickets can be obtained from any AKA sorority member &045; $25 for adults and $21 for students. All proceeds from the show go into the sorority’s need-based scholarship fund that benefits students in Dallas, Lowndes, Wilcox and Perry Counties. Scholarships are awarded to one of the four counties each year in rotation by alphabetical order. Over a number of years, over $200,000 has been awarded.

The Pickard Auditorium seats 950 people, according to AKA Secretary Jerolene Williams, but during past Fashion Fair shows, the house has been packed.

It goes without saying that many people is Selma and Dallas County enjoy attending the shows.

And what fashions they are.

Models will be wearing clothes

by designers from all over the world &045; America, Italy, France, Japan, Canada,, Germany and India, just to name a few.

The glamourous female models are usually accompanied by two handsome male models

and they put on a jaw dropping show with many ooh’s and ahh’s coming from the audience as they showcase designer clothing with elegance and grace.

And if that’s not enough, courtesy of the Fashion Fair sponsors, many prizes will be given away, which include a one-year subscription to Ebony magazine or a six-month subscription to Jet magazine, two round-trip tickets to any U.S. destination courtesy of American Airlines, a one-year supply of hair care products from Soft Sheen-Carson and selected items by Fashion Fair Cosmetics. And that’s not all.

One ticket holder will be picked to enter into a drawing that will yield a winner &045; at the end of the Fashion Fair tour &045; of a 2007 Ford Edge.

And the prizes don’t end there either. Some local merchants have also donated door prizes &045; Wallace Community College Selma, Highland House, Butler Truax, Carter Drugs, Regions Bank, Belks, Independent Beauty Consultant Yolanda Effinger, AmSouth Bank and Mary Kay Consultant Pearlie Walker.

This glamourous show would not be possible if not for Mrs. Eunice W. Johnson who is producer and director of the fashion show and Secretary-Treasurer of Johnson Publishing Company.

Johnson is also a Selma native where her father, Dr. Nathaniel D. Walker practiced medicine for over 50 years and her mother, Ethel Mc Alpine Walker was principal of a local high school and taught education and art at Selma University.

Johnson and daughter, Linda Johnson Rice were in Selma on Oct. 11, 2006 when Johnson was honored during the YMCA’s Walker-Johnson Family Center dedication ceremony. Johnson made a great monetary contribution to the center.

For ticket information, contact Gwen Carrington at 874-6715 or Priscilla Mitchell at 875-5875.