DTC Foundation Board hosts successful fundraiser

The patio of Nina’s Boutique was the place to be Saturday, April 2nd, as the First Ladies of various local churches or their representatives, took to the runway in support of Denmark Technical College’s Foundation “All White Fashion Show”. Models from the various churches paraded spring fashions from Nina’s Boutique along with musical selections from the Denmark Technical College Choir. Under the direction of Dr. M. Yvette McDaniel, the jubilant choir was the heart making certain that the afternoon was enjoyable for everyone.

Josephine Caldwell, president of the DTC Foundation Board said the purpose of the fundraiser was to assist the choir with upcoming travel expenses related to performing in the states and internationally. Last year, the choir performed at the National Association for Equal Opportunity Conference (NAFEO) in Washington, D.C.

Elvernia Richburg narrated the event, and JTJ Designs was on hand to photograph the action. The following ladies walked the runway: Reverend Genardy Haynes, River Fork Community Church; Minister Barbara Williams, Central Missionary Baptist Church; First Lady Joann Griffin, Orange Grove and Franklin United Methodist Churches; First Lady Joyce Davis, Rome Baptist Church; First Lady Rose Shepherd, Bethlehem Olar Baptist Church; First Lady Beatrice Cooper, Free Gift Baptist Church; First Lady Joyce J. Donaldson, Union Baptist Church; First Lady Doris Wright, City of Denmark; Mrs. Mary A. Tarrant, Eden Missionary Baptist Church; Mrs. Linda Grimes, Oakey Spring Baptist Church and Ms. Eva O. Manigault, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Dr. Michael M. Townsend, president of Denmark Technical expressed appreciation to the committee members and Nina’s Boutique for hosting the event.

Caldwell said “we are a non-profit corporation that was reorganized in September 2010. It is an exclusively educational and charitable foundation for the purpose of supporting the mission of Denmark Technical College.” Caldwell said all donations to the foundation are tax deductible.

Event coordinators were DTC Foundation Board Members Nina Haynes, Peggy Faust and Caldwell.