Houchens Center set for fashion

Glamorous fall hats, classic tweed skirts and beaded jewelry hand-made by Glenda Hepp are just a few of the items that will be featured Sunday at the Fashion Show and Tea, benefiting the Heloise B. Houchens Center.

And “we’ve got a lot of different ladies from the community who are helping us out” as models, said Houchens Center board member Anne Grubbs. “It’s not a runway fashion show.”

Instead, the models will mingle with guests. Guests “can feel the fabrics and ask any questions they want,” Houchens Center Hostess Elaine Murphy said. “If you have a runway-type show, you really don’t get to ask any questions.”

Clothing at the show will be provided by Hats Galore and More, owned by June Bunton of Bowling Green, and Linda Willis, an independent coordinator who sells Weekenders fashions in Bowling Green. Bunton also will sell custom-made hats.

Willis is looking forward to discussing the fall Weekenders collection with the public.

She said Weekenders offers “attractive, high fashion,” most of which is knit.

“It’s always so much fun” to show the fashions, she said.

Items from Weekenders, Hats Galore and More and Hepp will be for sale at the show.

The show will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $10 for one person or $17 for two and will include refreshments made by members of the Houchens Center board.

All proceeds will benefit upkeep of the Houchens Center, located in a Greek Revival house that was built in 1904 and has been home to apartments and Girls Inc.

According to www.visitbgky.com, “in 1976 this home was listed as a historic home to be used for the purpose of restoration, preservation and a cultural and educational center. Reasonably priced meeting rooms are available for catered luncheons, dinners, weddings and receptions.”

Members of the community can become members of the Houchens Center, and each Christmas, member groups decorate Christmas trees in the house for a Trees of Christmas celebration in which the public can pay $1 to tour the home and see the trees.

Murphy said the fashion show will be a good chance for the public to see the Houchens Center and learn about what it has to offer before Christmas.

“It’s beautiful,” she said. “More people in town need to know about it.”

– For more information about the Fashion Show and Tea, call 842-6761.


Carmichael, Alicia (2005, August). Houchens Center set for fashion. Bowling Green Daily News. Retrieved from http://www.bgdailynews.com/features/houchens-center-set-for-fashion/article_ed59102c-286c-5a71-99a7-fc2e2551c121.html