Lincoln Memorial University

Women of Service Charity Fashion Show Set for August 22


Harrogate, Tennessee, July 26, 2019—Tickets are available now for the Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Women of Service (WOS) Fashion Show scheduled for Thursday, August 22, at Tex Turner Arena on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee. Tickets include refreshments, vendor booths for shopping and the latest women’s fashions from area stores and boutiques on the runway. Proceeds support the WOS scholarship fund.


“We are looking forwarding to a fabulous evening at our favorite annual fundraiser,” said Sheliah Cosby, chair of the WOS Fashion Show committee. “We are always so grateful for the support from the community and we strive to make it better every year by bringing in new businesses and community involvement.”


The arena floor will be transformed into a catwalk with fashions from Lily Pulitzer, Janice Ann’s, Belk, Signatures, Kelley Marie Chic Boutique, Christopher & Banks, SteinMart and Cato modeled by WOS members, LMU faculty, staff, students and community members. Vendors will be offering clothing, jewelry, makeup, skin care products, crafts and more. A buffet of heavy hors d'oeuvres is included in the ticket price of $20 in advance ($25 at the door) and a reduced student/child’s ticket is available for $10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for shopping, and the show will begin at 7 p.m.


The fashion show provides the opportunity to recognize an exemplary woman who is making a difference in the communities LMU serves. This year’s recipient of the Cynthia L. Whitt Woman of Service Award will be Rita McCann, a Women of Service Charter member.  McCann holds the office of treasurer in Lee County, Virginia and has been named Chief Deputy Treasurer of the Year by the Treasurers Association of Virginia. She serves as treasurer of the Chadwell Station Missionary Baptist Church and the Southwest Virginia LMU Alumni Chapter.


Around 400 people attended in 2018, helping raise over $15,000. To purchase tickets, sponsor a table or become a vendor, contact Regina Burns at [email protected] or call 423-869-6353.


Established in 2011, the LMU Women of Service is open to all women who want to help students at LMU.  By living as an example of service, WOS members teach LMU students about the mission of service to humanity.  With proceeds from activities like the Fashion Show and the WOS Christmas Festival, the organization funds a several endowed scholarships and provides family aid and cultural enrichment opportunities to LMU students.


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at [email protected].




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