The Shawano Woman’s Club was started in 1897 by women who wanted to make a difference in their community.
“They created the library and started the historical society,” club President Karen Kupper said.
In 2017, the club is continuing to make a difference by raising money for the library and many other organizations.
The club will hold its biggest annual fundraiser, the 13th annual Spring Fling Fashion Show, May 4 at The Gathering in Shawano. The theme is “Sharing the Light.”
“It’s a huge undertaking,” Kupper said.
Stores providing the fashions are Dreiers, Body Essentials, Tumbleweed, Maurice’s and Generations, all in Shawano, and B&H, in Clintonville. Sandi Bocik of Maximus Salon will provide wigs.
There will be ticket raffles, basket raffles, a silent auction, and a board with gift certificates, which Kupper said was a big hit last year.
“Every year we try to make it better,” she said.