Mint Hill Women’s Club Kicks Off 48th Year With Annual Fashion Show

Mint Hill Women's Club's six "member models:" Mary Blinn, Deonna Bandos, Sandy Dimeo, Fey Grayson, Pat Taylor and Marilyn Fargo.
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MINT HILL, NC – On Monday, September 12, The Mint Hill Women’s Club kicked off their 48th year with their annual Fall Fashion Show at Morningstar Lutheran Church Family Life Center.

The Fashion Show featured Women’s Club Members Mary Blinn, Deonna Bandos, Sandy Dimeo, Fey Grayson, Pat Taylor and Marilyn Fargo modeling looks from the Chico’s fall line.  Starting in 1989 in Florida as a company that offered Mexican folk art-inspired pieces and homemade cotton sweaters, Chico’s today boasts over 1200 boutiques and outlets nationwide.  Chico’s unique 0-3 sizing makes shopping less stressful for women looking for everything from businesswear to athleisure.

The 48th Annual Fashion Show was held at Morningstar Lutheran Church Family Life Center.
The 48th Annual Fashion Show was held at Morningstar Lutheran Church Family Life Center.

Normally open to the community, the Women’s Club made the difficult decision last year to restrict the show to members and special guests due to COVID.  This year, they were excited to open the show to the public once more.  This year, 71 ladies were treated to the latest fashions in casual wear and dressy attire from Chico’s Stonecrest, who has partnered with the Women’s Club now for a decade.

Having emerged from the COVID-mandated scaled back schedule of events the past few years dictated, the Women’s Club is excited to now have a membership of 122 ladies from the greater Mint Hill area.  The Club kicks off this new financial year under the leadership of new president Jessica Burns.

The Mint Hill Women’s Club was honored to be named the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for September.  “The Women’s Club not only supports the Chamber’s mission with sponsorships and donations,” said MHCC Executive Director Paige McKinney.  “Additionally, many of their members volunteer their time at Chamber events.  Andree West, Marilyn Fargo, and Jessica Burns actively seek out ways to engage and promote the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce with members and residents of our community.”  The Women’s Club also looks forward to accepting the first annual “Transforming Lives” award from Healing Vine Harbor on September 24.

The Mint Hill Women’s Club looks forward to continuing its five-decade long mission of serving the community through hands-on projects and financial donations this fall.  Their Scarecrow Contest entry titled “Iron Lady” will provide dinner for the Honor the Warriors Annual Bike Rally in October.  Additionally, they plan to provide 40 gift bags and two turkeys for Blessed Assurance’s Thanksgiving meal, $300 in gift cards for Thanksgiving meals for Queen’s Grant Elementary School, and $500 in Christmas gift cards for local families in need.  

In addition to philanthropy, the Women’s Club also focuses on fellowship, and there are many opportunities to enrich old friendships and form new ones this fall.  Look forward to seeing the Mint Hill Women’s Club at the Chamber’s Pop Up Christmas Shop this winter.  In October, their guest speaker will be Chef Ron Ahlert, Executive Director of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte.  Anyone interested in joining the group can contact President Jessica Burns or Membership Chair Nancy Crisp at  

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Mary Beth Foster
Mary Beth Foster works part time as an essay specialist at Charlotte Latin School and full time as a mom to her five-year-old daughter Hannah and her two-year-old son Henry. Prior to having children, she worked as a high school English teacher for nine years. Most recently, she chaired the English department at Queen's Grant High School. She and her husband have lived in Mint Hill with their children and their cats since 2011. Email: