Out & About: Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Women’s Group Holds Fashion Show

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The guests were as ready for the runway as the models on the Fall Fashion Show Glitz, Glamor & Gold and Lunchhosted by the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Women in NAACP.

About 60 guests attended the chic event, held Saturday at the Doubletree by Hilton in Monroeville.

In addition to enjoying the meal and the parade, attendees had the opportunity to shop for clothing, accessories, and health and beauty products from more than a dozen vendors and bid on a range of gift baskets.

WIN President norma Skills welcomed the guests, and Sister Barbara Ann Smelko of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill offered the invocation.

Models Tina Aiken, Renee Gilliard, Jacqueline McLee, Brenda Mise, Summer Rickets, Thomasina Skillings, Jamie Henderson and Tay Waltenbaugh revealed a sneak peek at what’s new for fall, with looks courtesy of Mauritius Ginghamowner of Mo’ Reese Clothing, and Kevin Variousowner of Lapel’s, A Fine Men’s Clothier.

The comment was courtesy of Lady neila johnson of the New Creation Family Worship Center in Greensburg.

Jerry Skills helped out as they walked up and down the steps to the track. Dany Cooperknown behind the decks as DJ Coop, provided the soundtrack.

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Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Women in NAACP Secretary Ruth Tolbert and President Norma Skillings at the organization’s Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon, Oct. 1 at Doubletree by Hilton in Monroeville.

Women in NAACP, or WIN, is a national organizing committee that serves as a vehicle for advocating for the civil rights of women and children. Across the country, WIN committees host leadership workshops, respond to disasters, provide mentorship and support educational opportunities.

Members of Greensburg-Jeannette WIN recently hosted a session for participants in her Girls Project, WIN secretary says Ruth Tolbert. Program participants, aged 8 to 17, were encouraged to create dream boards for their future careers and given tips on dress, communication and interview skills.

“We tell them it’s OK to talk,” Tolbert said.

Tolbert said WIN has made a year-long commitment to support Greensburg’s Welcome Home Shelter and makes annual donations of Christmas toys to Westmoreland Community Action, nappies to the ParentWISE program and monetary donations to Blackburn Center.

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Reverend Yvonne Taylor (left) of Delmont, Reverend Sylvia Carlson of Greensburg, Veronica Isaacs of Greensburg and Bernice Veney of Delmont at the Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP Women in NAACP fall fashion show and luncheon, Oct. 1 at Doubletree by Hilton in Monroeville .

Greensburg-Jeannette WIN members include the Rev. Sylvia Carlson, Suzanne English, Denise Holmes, Dorothy Hufford, William Hufford, Adrienne Russell, dr. Robin Sims, Jean Slusser, Sharon Sparks, the Rev. Yvonne Taylor, Bernice Veney, Linda West and Ruth Woods.

Shirley McMarlin is editor of Tribune-Review. You can contact Shirley by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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