Signal Mountain Community Guild Annual Dogwood Luncheon Is April 23

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The annual Dogwood Luncheon sponsored by the Signal Mountain Community Guild will be Wednesday, April 23, at the Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club with a social hour at 11 a.m. and the luncheon at noon. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at Wild Hare Books on Taft Highway. The highlight of the luncheon will be the naming of the Woman of the Year, selected from nominations submitted by the community.
 
Entertainment for the luncheon will be presented by Shani Hedden Palmer, who starred in Ted Swindley's musical "Always...Patsy Cline" at the Chattanooga Theater Centre where the show earned sold out audiences, a revival, and a tour. She and her band, "Shani Palmer & The Lowdown" have been playing throughout the Southeast for over 12 years. She has worked with such music industry notables as Keith Harling (MCA Nashville), Dennis Britt (The Mavericks' co-writer, EMI Nashville), Willie Kitchens (The Impressions), and Bryan Sutton (Dolly Parton, Ricky Skaggs), and many more. She earned a silver medal for making it into the Top Ten Vocalists at 2004's International Modeling and Talent Showcase in Los Angeles and continues to perform her solo tribute show to Patsy Cline to preserve the legend's legacy.

During the social hour there will be two new features, table decorations sponsored by different local businesses, with items to be purchased from the tables, and a foyer of booths filled with items picked for this event.




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