St. John’s Fall luncheon party

Published 8:33 am Friday, September 28, 2012

A SERIOUS GAME OF MAHJONG demands the attention of this group, left to right, Barbara Snell, Fredda Salter and the Rev. James A. Platt, minister at Nelson Chapel A.M.E. Church. Making up the fourth at the table, with her back to the camera, is Kathryn Lillethun.

It was food, fun and fashion at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Thursday. Men and women alike came together to enjoy a morning of cards, games and a healthy serving of St. John’s famous chicken salad luncheon while they viewed the latest fall fashions presented by Belk Department Store.
There were tables of bridge, canasta, and two tables of people in deep concentration over games of Mahjong.
The ecumenical event, sponsored each fall by the women of St. John’s church, has become an attraction not only for women, but a few brave men also came for the games and food.
Two men, Clayton Penhallegon and Chris Nelson, joined the ranks of the models this year, sporting dress suits and sportswear from Belk’s mens department.
Clive and Eileen Parker emceed the day, announcing the door prizes, while the style show was narrated by Suzanne Phillips of Belk.
The select group of models from the community included Juliette Richards, Edna Bromfield, Norma Dix, Lou Merle Toole, Tanya Crum, Panola Green, Brittney Miller, Sloane Wiggins, Regina Gossett and Ansley Watts, all of whom were decked out in clothing and jewelry from Belk. One model carried a handbag, also available at Belk, made from recycled plastic bottles.

VIVID COLORS AND DESIGNS dominate the fall fashion scene this year, as seen in this dress modeled by Juliette Richards, one of the organizers of the event.

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