Pearls motivated at fashion show

Published 9:30 am Friday, April 27, 2018

Pearls of Empowerment hosted an evening of fashion and fun on Thursday, April 12.

One hundred fifteen Davie women learned more about the mission and accomplishments of the women’s giving circle, part of Davie Community Foundation.

Together with Pearls’ membership and marketing committee, local boutique Southern Ties presented a fashion show, highlighting this season’s fashion and accessory trends.

Throughout the show, Southern Ties owner Chandra Holcomb shared Spring and Summer trends through fashion, and Courtney Rowe, co-chair of the Pearls membership and marketing committee, shared specifics on the impact Pearls made and is making in the community.

Models were volunteers. Many were part of the youngest generation of women in Davie County — students at Davie High. Other models came from agencies that have benefited from Pearls grants over the past years.

Pearls addresses root causes of social issues, improving the lives of women and children in the Davie County community. Pearls membership is simple — each “Pearl” or member donates $365 per year to the cause. Pearls are individuals, small groups (friends, coworkers, family) or even large groups (church classes, non-profits, professional organizations). Over the past nine years, Pearls has granted $244,982 to organizations in Davie County.

Wendy Terry coordinated the models, Kathy Miller made the photographs.

To learn more about Pearls of Empowerment and what they do, visit