Saturday, May 19th, the Pickaway County Board of Developmental Disabilities (sponsored by the Savings Bank) hosted FAME (Fashion, Art, Music, and Entertainment) for the second year running at Rhoads Farm Market. The event, which hosts and promotes a range of local businesses, as well as artists, seeks to bring awareness to people with disabilities and to celebrate their diversity.
Inside the garden center, local artists of every type had tables set up displaying their work, which was for sale. Products ranged from paintings and sculptures, to jewelry, to reconstructed dolls, and even some hand-knitted products. Not only did this give all of these artists an opportunity to promote their own work and craftsmanship, but it also was a great way to get to meet some of Circleville’s local artists one on one and speak to them about their work.
The event also featured some performing artists, including Circleville’s very own Zack Brooks, and Funk Worthy, a band formed from students of Capital University.
Catered by Richie’s Deli, Wittich’s, and Two Roasting Joe’s, people filed in throughout the evening to grab some refreshments and check out all of the art tables and live music. However, the highlight of the event was no doubt the fashion show, which took place around seven o’clock.
The models, many of which represented the disabled community, were sporting fashion from Circleville’s local businesses, and were excited to take a walk down the runway. The smiles were absolutely contagious, and the models all look absolutely stunning!
Fun for the whole community, FAME is an event that I hope to see again in the future, for many years to come. Not only do I think that this event is one of value in terms of promoting local businesses and celebrating and showing support for the disabled community, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to come together as a community and enjoy a night of music and art!