Trends & Trendsetters: Nonprofits, Old Doors, Readers, Water Stations


By Corby Carlin Winters, Public Relations & Marketing, Winters Media & Publishing Inc.

Each month, we cover some of the hot trends from health and wellness, fashion and style, business or even tapping into your creative side.

There are so many new trends happening in social media, politics, business and fashion. Look for 2019 to be filled with many new ones while still holding on to those timeless trends.

Nonprofits add great value to our community
For the first time in Newnan, Bloom Our Youth will be holding a fashion show called Frock and Rocks at The Newnan Centre to benefit Bloom Closet. The Fayetteville organization is a foster child placement agency serving 90 counties in Georgia. At Bloom Closet, children can shop for free clothing, shoes, toys, school supplies and more. This womens-only event will also feature Miss Georgia, Victoria Hill, who will be speaking and performing at the event. You can learn more at their website,

Bloom is one among many non-profits raising funds through races, golf tournaments, family fun days and even black-tie events. We are fortunate here locally to have so many wonderful nonprofits putting on a wide variety of events. Among them include Abby’s Angels Foundation’s Rainbow Run and Family Fun Day; Healing Bridge Clinic’s golf tournament; Keris Kares Royal Run; Can’t Never Could speaker series; Boys and Girls Club’s Oscar Night; Soles for Cole bike race, golf tournament and family fun day; and Race for the Orphans’ sanctioned road race.

Rustic old doors and barn doors are popping up everywhere
The farmhouse look is still as hot as ever and now we even have a magazine called The Modern Farmhouse. Cool barn doors are not going away, but are actually booming. Even restaurants are incorporating them into their decor, such as Knife and Stone and Dunc’s BBQ Kitchen, so if you are looking to change things up a bit, how about bringing this look to your business or home?

Glasses and Readers are making quite the fashion statement
Wanting to switch up your look, then readers or prescription glasses can do that in seconds. I have a friend that actually wears them as an accessory.  She must have over 50 pairs and keeps them in a beautiful glass box. She changes throughout the day and it is quite fun to watch. I adore Peepers, which aren’t always easy to find. However, Lee-Goodrum Pharmacy in Newnan has a great selection as well as does Table Talk in Senoia.  I have a pair I adore and Jim at Table Talk will be ordering two more in my favorite style.

Speaking of glasses, make sure you get your kids’ eyes checked with school starting up. When my brother got glasses, my mom said he was quite excited to see that trees had leaves on them. Eye care is indeed important at all ages.

Lucky puppies getting special treatment
Thanks to Jim Thomasson with 75 Jackson Properties, dogs and their humans can now stop for some water during their daily hike/run/walk or bicycle ride in downtown Newnan. Thomasson said he got the idea while cycling through Italy, where every town had available water.

We hope this will be a great new trend in our area. This one is located in the old Papp Clinic parking lot next to Dunc’s BBQ Kitchen right on Jackson Street. The Paper and The Shopper mascot, Taku, is overjoyed will this addition and is calling on his fellow canines to bark, er, petition, City Hall for more.

Happy Anniversary
Arnall Grocery Company is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. How awesome is that! Congratulations!


Corby Winters is known to many as a Power Shopper, the Little Black Dress and a life stylist. She’s crazy about shoes, clothes, accessories, and of course leopard prints. She loves writing, speaking, ministering, life coaching and being with friends, Winters and the SONS of Thunder.

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