Scottish Pilots fashion unique fundraiser

By: By Katelin Gandee - Staff reporter
Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Margaret Dickerson models a dress and jean jacket from Hi-Lites for the fashion show.
Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Nancy Beacham models for the Hi-Lites fashion show.
Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange The Hi-Lites fashion show featured volunteer models from around the community including Briana Brookings a senior at UNC-Pembroke who has an internship with WLNC.
Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Women who attended the fundraiser were treated to lunch, a fashion show, and bridge.

LAURINBURG — The Scottish Pilot Club said its annual fashion show and luncheon continues to get bigger and better.

The fundraiser made $1,4o0 in 2017 and club members expect to raise more this year. The final tally of proceeds will be announced later this week.

“We had 76 people come last year and this year we have around 88,” said Nancy Adcock, who served as event chairman.

Proceeds assists with different community programs that the Pilot club sponsors throughout the year.

“We’re overwhelmed with the turnout, every year it gets even better” said club President Dorothy Tyson. “The partnerships that the attendees see with the Pilot Club, Hi-Lites, and Scotia Village is important to us as well, we’re thankful that they work with us to put this on.”

The club has been putting on the event for more than a decade.

The fashion show was sponsored by Hi-Lites Ladies Clothing, with Pilot Terry Gallman introducing the models and informing the crowd about the colorful spring outfits.

“It’s more than a fundraiser … it’s a community event,” said club member Barbra Mack.

Since 1977, The Pilot International Founders Fund has supported community-based work of Pilot Clubs in the areas of preparing youth for service, encouraging brain safety and health and supporting those who care for others

The Scottish Pilot Club of Laurinburg is a member of Pilot International which is a community-based volunteer service organization founded in 1921 on the guiding principles of “friendship and service.” For the past 27 years, Scottish Pilots have been serving Scotland County.

Most recently, the group had a luncheon to celebrate the caregivers at Prestwick Village.

The organization will hold Spring Membership Social on May 3 at the Storytelling Arts Center for potential members to come and learn about the Scottish Pilots.

For information about the Scottish Pilot Club, contact Tyson at 910-280-6752.

Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Margaret Dickerson models a dress and jean jacket from Hi-Lites for the fashion show.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1__DSC7169.jpgKatelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Margaret Dickerson models a dress and jean jacket from Hi-Lites for the fashion show.

Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Nancy Beacham models for the Hi-Lites fashion show.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1__DSC7228.jpgKatelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Nancy Beacham models for the Hi-Lites fashion show.

Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange The Hi-Lites fashion show featured volunteer models from around the community including Briana Brookings a senior at UNC-Pembroke who has an internship with WLNC.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1__DSC7174.jpgKatelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange The Hi-Lites fashion show featured volunteer models from around the community including Briana Brookings a senior at UNC-Pembroke who has an internship with WLNC.

Katelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Women who attended the fundraiser were treated to lunch, a fashion show, and bridge.
https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/web1__DSC7251.jpgKatelin Gandee | Laurinburg Exchange Women who attended the fundraiser were treated to lunch, a fashion show, and bridge.

By Katelin Gandee

Staff reporter

Reach Katelin Gandee at 910-506-3171

Reach Katelin Gandee at 910-506-3171