The Links Inc., Pine Bluff Chapter, hosted its annual benefit luncheon and fashion show May 5 at the Pine Bluff Country Club. Approximately 250 patrons attended.


The theme was “An Emerald Affair,” and the decorations highlighted that theme in the centerpieces for the tables and the patrons’ gifts. Additionally, a wide variety of more than 20 items were awarded as door prizes.


Prior to the beginning of the luncheon and fashion show, a silent auction was available featuring crystal items, purses, a floral arrangement and numerous other items. Sponsors of this year’s event were Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Simmons Bank and Relyance Bank. Sissy’s Log Cabin donated four door prizes and a silent auction entry.


Male and female models showcased fashions from A Touch of Elegance, Captured Moments, Fathers and Sons, New Looks, and the personal wardrobes of the models.


“The audience was captivated and dazzled by the youth models — Avery Martin, Jaci McDonald, Sasha Walker and Zoe Walker — as they proudly and confidently displayed their attire,” according to a spokeswoman.


Featured entertainers were RDeWayne Banks and W. J. Bassa who provided music. Other entertainment was provided by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff international students performing a Nepalese Cultural Dance and an interpretive dance by Tiffanna Ross, a graduate research assistant at UAPB and a native of Guyana.


Jerilean Brewer serves as the president of the Pine Bluff Chapter, and Eva McGee and Georgia Sanders were chairwoman and co-chairwoman. Scholarships were awarded to two students attending UAPB.


The Links Inc. is an organization of more than 286 chapters, world-wide, that is rooted in friendship and service to families and children through educational, cultural, civic, and wellness activities. The Pine Bluff Chapter serves the Pine Bluff area by contributing financially and providing services to organizations, small groups, and individuals in many ways that enrich and improve the community, according to a news release.