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Tiger Lily Fashion Show to aid FUEL
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From left, Katelyn Wortman of Tiger Lily Boutique, Kari Burnett, counselor at Warren County High School, Kataen Shockley, Miss Knoxville Teen Volunteer, and Kathryn Carden of Tiger Lily Boutique, begin preparations for the Fashion Show Fundraiser taking place on Sunday, Nov. 10 to help with the FUEL program, which provides sack meals for children in need.

The third annual Tiger Lily Boutique Fashion Show Fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 10 will use fashion and fun to support and bring awareness to a good cause. 

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Warren County School’s FUEL program, which provides bagged food for students to take home during weekends and school breaks.

The fundraiser will take place in the lobby of Warren County High School beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include viewing the fashion show, perusing clothing and accessories from Tiger Lily Boutique, as well as other vendors, and enjoying a wide range of food, including hors d’oeuvres, desserts and finger foods, prepared by the high school’s culinary program.

“Anytime we can promote a club or class within the high school is something we’re really excited about,” says Kari Burnett, a counselor at Warren County High School. “And the food they provide is excellent.”

The FUEL program is operated by Warren County Schools to help children throughout the entire Warren County school system who are suffering from hunger.

“When I was in the classroom, I would have many students come in who had not had anything to eat that morning,” says Burnett. “I would try to provide snacks to help hold them over until lunch. A child can’t concentrate or learn in the classroom if they’re hungry.”

Burnett says the fashion show fundraiser has enjoyed great support and they would love to increase the number of people attending each year.

“I’m most looking forward to the money we raise to help the children who need it,” says Burnett. 

Approximately 30 different outfits from Tiger Lily Boutique will be modeled during the fashion show. Popular styles for the fall and winter seasons will be displayed, including a variety of animal prints, stripes, heavy sweaters, cardigans, many textures and basic colors and styles from sizes extra-small to triple extra-large. Clothing and accessories from Tiger Lily will be available for purchase as well.

“After hearing our mom’s story of so many children needing food, we wanted to use the boutique to help with the FUEL program,” says Katelyn Wortman of Tiger Lily. 

“There is a real need for this in our county. Hunger is a real issue here and we’re asking people in our community for support,” adds Kathryn Carden of Tiger Lily.

Miss Knoxville Teen Volunteer Kataen Shockley, who has made fighting hunger and the FUEL Program her pageant platform, will be the speaker and helping to coordinate efforts for the fundraiser. 

“I am just thankful to be included in the project,” said Shockley. “It’s important to me because I have experienced this issue with a friend, and I am happy to be able to help others who are less fortunate.”

Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased at Tiger Lily Boutique, 1007 Smithville Highway, or by calling the high school at 668-5858 to contact Kari Burnett. Katelyn Wortman or Kathryn Carden can be reached at 474-5459.