Barrows to entertain for annual Imagination Library event

Published 7:30 am Monday, June 12, 2023

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A delicious meal, fashion show, silent auction and comedy are on the menu for this year’s Little Black Dress event benefiting the Covington County Imagination Library. The event is set for June 17 at the Andalusia Country Club.

Artist, writer and stand-up comedian JJ Barrows will bring the laughs.

Barrows recently relocated to Chattanooga from Santa Barbara, CA. In the bio on her website, she wrote, “I’m in recovery from being a middle child, a preacher’s kid, a co-dependent, a people-pleaser, being mis-understood when I said no the first time, being broken-hearted one too many times, an aggressive eating disorder, an adult child of a dysfunctional family, divorced parents and severe depression…All of which is kinda funny now that I’ve been to rehab (twice) and processed it so much in therapy that I think even my therapist started seeing a therapist.”

She is a huge fan of Dolly Parton, and sells her “Dolly Carton” themed artwork on Etsy, which uses egg cartons to create likenesses of the singer.

Barrows also has published a book, “It’s called a spade.”

The Covington County Imagination Library delivers one book per month to children in the county from birth until kindergarten, meaning that children begin school with a collection of 60 books.

In addition to the annual Little Black Dress fundraiser, the organization is funded with generous contributions from local trusts and civic organizations.

Tickets are $100 per person, or $500 for a table of six.

The auction and cocktail hour begin at 6 p.m. on Sat., June 17, with dinner and entertainment following at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at Harold’s.