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MANNEQUINS 17TH ANNUAL PRESENTATION LUNCHEON A MONUMENTAL SUCCESS!

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 4:05 PM
The Society of Mannequins hosted their 17th annual presentation luncheon honoring "The Ten Best Dressed African American Women of Chicago and the Woman of the Year" at the elegant Tuscany Falls Events and Banquet Hall in Mokena, IL. This event has often been referred to as the social event of the year. It is one of the most anticipated and glamorous affairs of the year. This year over 750 guests attended all dressed in style and elegance. The entertainment was excellent, the food was great, and the fashion show entitled, " Fashion...Sassy, Sexy, and in Between for 2017" was fun and impressive. Dr. Blondean Y. Davis added flair, style, and elegance to the runway. There were many other celebrities and dignitaries who attended including comedian, Damon Williams, Secretary of State, Jesse White, Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown, Thornton Township Assessor, Cassandra Holbert as well as the Mannequins own Robin Robinson. The Society of Mannequins was formed in 2000 under the leadership of Lee L. Brown to continue and expand the vision of the parent organization, the Association of Mannequins. It has grown considerably under the leadership of Mrs. Brown and the Governing Board Members, Cecellia M.Smith, Janet Blake-Greene, Lucille Banks-Jefferson, Valerie Davis, Cheryl Marshall Washington, Dr. Blondean Y. Davis, Carolyn Griffin-Palmer, and DeWitts Thompson. Their mission is to provide scholarships to talented and needy African American students through the Emma Beck Scholarship Fund and the Continuing Scholars Program. They also recognize impeccably groomed African American women, who are exemplary role models and outstanding leaders in their communities.

SUBURBAN STANDARD NEWSPAPER FEATURES THE SOCIETY OF MANNEQUINS AND THEIR 2016 HONOREES

Posted on April 15, 2016 at 3:35 PM

Sunday, March 20, 2016, the Society of Mannequins held their annual presentation luncheon honoring "The Ten Best Dressed African American Women of Chicago and the Woman of the Year" at the beautiful DiNolfo's Banquet Hall in Mokena, IL.

This is one of the most anticipated, glamorous affairs of the year.  Everyone was dressed to impressed.  The ladies were adorned from head to toe in sheer beauty and the men were just as dapper in their elegant suits.  The afternoon was filled with good food, great entertainment and a fashion show entitled "Fashion Chic in Chiberia."

The Society of Mannequins celebrated their sixteenth anniversary, the organization was formed in 2000 under the leadership of Lee L. Brown, to continue and expand the vision of the parent organization, the Association of Mannequins.  The Association was formed by Ms. Emma Beck in 1939 to bolster the spirit of Negro Women who aspired to be models.  The Society of Mannequins has grown considerably under the leadership of its creator Mrs. Lee L. Brown and the Governing Board Members Cecellia M. Smith, Cheryl Marshall Washington, Janet Blake-Greene, Lucille Banks-Jefferson, Valerie Davis, and Leotine Brown.

Their mission is to award scholarships to talented and needy African American students through the Emma Beck Scholarship Fund and the Continuing Scholars Program.  They also recognize and honor impeccably groomed African American Women, who are exemplary role models and outstanding leaders in their fields and communities.

The Society of Mannequins appreciates and accepts all donations.  Please visit their website at www.societyofmannequins.com.

MANNEQUINS 16TH PRESENTATION AND SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON AN EPIC SUCCESS!

Posted on March 22, 2016 at 12:45 AM

The Society of Mannequins' 16th Presentation and Scholarship luncheon was a huge success!The Mannequins honored the 2016 Ten Best Dressed African American Women of Chicago as well as the Woman of the Year.  They awarded one 2016 Scholarship and six Continuing Scholarships.  Debbie Crosslin and the models added flair and excitement to the Fashion Show.  Robin Robinson, Mistress of Ceremonies, was the heartbeat of the show as she interjected humor, energy, and style into the event.! The Society of Mannequins' Trophy and Governing Board Members, as always, were dressed to impress.The venue, Tuscany Falls Banquets and Events in Mokena, was filled to capacity.  There were many dignitaries present, including, comedian, Damon Williams, Secretary of State, Jesse White, and a host of other elected officials, along with the Mannequins' own Robin Robinson.

ROBIN ROBINSON OF FOX CHICAGO REPORTS ON THE HISTORY OF THE SOCIETY OF MANNEQUINS

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Robin Robinson of Fox Chicago reported on the history of the Society of Mannequins (Formerly the Association of Mannequins)  Friday, March 5, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. on Channel 12.


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