Southern hosts annual Social


Pablo E. Ortiz

The annual “Southern Social,” held in the end zone facility Tuesday, April, 5. The event featured food, fun, drinks and a fashion show. 

“A ladies fun evening out,” was most certainly the best words to describe this year’s Southern Social. 

Held at the new end zone facility, this socialization event turned out to be a great success. Inside the event were eighteen tables decorated with different themes for the table decoration contest. 

Table decorations ranged from a cards and dice theme by Connie Godwin, a French theme by Lurann Schneider, and even a baseball theme by Sue Hodson. Many more decorations were hosted by other members of alumni and also by in town boutiques such as Repurpose Boutique, Between Friends and more. 

The women attending the event indulged in a variety of food. For starters the main course, catered by Boomer Sooner BBQ, consisted of BBQ pork and chicken, twice baked potatoes, green beans, and a roll. 

After dinner, guests were more than happy to get a taste of Sweet Caroline’s ice cream sundae bar.

 All while the food was delicious the women were also delighted with wine from Keltoi Winery, and margaritas and beer from Mo Eagle Distributors. 

During the social a silent auction was held with items donated by A Good Friend, Between Friends, Carthage Antiquarium, Colonial House, Comeau Jewelry, and more. 

The bidding started fifteen minutes before the social started and concluded five minutes prior to the thrilling fashion show. 

The fashion show consisted of local clothing from stores around the area including, Blue Moon Market, Repurpose Boutique, Between Friends, and Chico’s. 

Stores had chosen models to model clothing for the women as a preview of what is in stores. As models walked the catwalk applause came from every direction and made the show a hit. 

Ending the night on a good note the social had a twenty dollar door fee and all proceeds from the event went to the scholarship foundation to help out with future aid. 

As far as the table contest went, awards went out to the best themed, most elaborate, and overall best design. 

The participants of this year’s “A women’s giving circle event,” can now profoundly say they enjoyed themselves at the social and cannot wait to see next year’s activities pertaining to this event. 

For any questions of this year’s social or next years, you can contact the Missouri Southern Alumni Center located on campus.