The Annual King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Fashion Show, held this past Sunday, August 7th was a resounding success! The appreciative audience was treated to an array of fabulous fashions from the closets of our models—all of whom were community leaders –both youthful and wisdom wise men and women alike.
Leading the pack was former mayor of Savannah, Edna Branch Jackson! Among our male models were: Vernon Donovan, Ray Truitt and the Honorable Pete Liakakis, who displayed a unique and fancy walk all of his own.
The models strutted down the runway like professionals from the Ebony Fashion Show days! The show was fast –paced, colorful&, full of action. This year’s show was dedicated to the memory of Doreatha Scott Tyson, member of the King-Tisdell board, who orchestrated previous Fashion Shows and served on several other committees. Mrs. Tyson a “one-woman fashion show”—was known far and near for her stylish fashionable clothing!
Our annual membership drive is open, and we are looking forward to having your membership funds to aid the KTCF in our programmatic goals; all worthy causes for the celebration of Black history in the Savannah community. We have exciting new membership levels to suit the community, and we invite individuals, groups, and patrons as well as church memberships.
We are presently gearing up for our 2016 Annual Awards Gala, slated for Saturday, September 17th at Savannah State and our jazz concert on December 4th. We are most grateful for the continued support we receive from the community. Our efforts collect, interpret, preserve and present African American history and culture—a work that must persist even beyond our lifetime.