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Celebrating Black History Month with style

A demonstration featuring original African fabrics and patterns, as well as a fashion show are part of The Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Feb. 20's event celebrating Black History Month.

SPENCER, N.C. – The Spencer Doll and Toy Museum is hosting Black History Month’s 2nd Annual

Barbara Mallet in an African outfit

Barbara Mallet displays beautiful African attire during The Spencer Doll and Toy Museum's Black History Month's Fashion Show in 2015. (All photos courtesy of The Spencer Doll and Toy Museum)

Fashion Show Feb. 20. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m., including refreshments at The Spencer Women’s Club, 100 Third St., Spencer, N.C.

Community leaders Thomasina Paige, member of Dorset Chapel Church, Vincia Benjamin Miller, member of AME Zion Church of Concord and 2nd Vice President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and Brenda Neely, owner of A Perfect Dress and member of Miller’s Chapel AME Zion will be hosting the event. Thomasina will be demonstrating original African fabrics which show the beautiful patterns and how they evolved over time.

Vincia will be organizing the local models with Brenda and also showcasing church fashions. Brenda will be donating her expertise and time to show the newer fashions and prom dresses.

This event also includes refreshments, sponsored by Chic-Fil-A, and admission to the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum ( to showcase Black History Month exhibits from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Attendees are encouraged to wear their African attire. To purchase $10 admission tickets, please call the museum at 704-762-9359 Thursday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 pm. Tickets are being sold now, and credit cards are accepted.

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