Fashion Designer Jude Connally Zimmerman to Headline This Year’s Bolo Bash Luncheon, Hosted by Baptist Health Foundation

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Fashion designer Jude Connally Zimmerman, founder and creator of the self-titled women’s lifestyle brand Jude Connally, will headline the 32nd annual Bolo Bash Reception and Luncheon in October. After two years, the event returns to its traditional format.

This year’s Luncheon, presented by Dillard’s, will be Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Venue at Westwind, 7318 Windsong Drive in North Little Rock. It is set to feature a fashion show and conversation with Zimmerman that is moderated by Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier as well as the presentation of the inaugural Power of Purpose Award to Greg Hatcher.

The event will also include a menu prepared by locally known Chef Donnie Ferneau, a silent auction with a vast selection of merchandise from Dillard’s and eight international and domestic trips of a lifetime.

A Reception with Zimmerman, sponsored by Roller Funeral Home, is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. It will be hosted by Greg and Lee Hatcher at their home. 

Raised in up-state New York, Zimmerman attended The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. After two decades of working with some of the most respected names in the fashion industry and raising a family, Zimmerman launched her own brand. The Jude Connally collection, known for its vibrant prints and effortless styles, can now be found nationwide in over 350 specialty stores as well as Dillard’s stores in the southeast.

This year’s Luncheon host, Frazier, has interviewed some of Hollywood’s biggest stars since joining Entertainment Tonight as a co-host in 2014. He has won five Emmy Awards and has hosted numerous shows and events including the Emmy-nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier.

Proceeds from this year’s Bolo Bash Luncheon will be used to renovate and expand Baptist Health’s maternal and infant areas, including NICU, and strengthen the health care system’s ability to care for more women and children in Arkansas.

Bolo Bash was first introduced in 1989 as a seated dinner with silent and live auctions. The event was founded by Margaret Price and the honorable Frank D. White with a country/western theme – inspiring the iconic Bolo Bash name. The dinner has since evolved into a lunch only event hosting a multitude of distinguished speakers.

Reception or Luncheon tickets can be purchased online at Tickets are $300 for the Luncheon and $75 for the Reception. For more information about either event, call Baptist Health Foundation at (501) 202-1839.


About Baptist Health

For more than 100 years, Baptist Health has delivered All Our Best in health care through Christian compassion and innovative services. Baptist Health is Arkansas’ most comprehensive health care organization with more than 250 points of access that include 11 hospitals; urgent care centers; a senior living community; over 100 primary and specialty care clinics; a college with studies in nursing and allied health; a graduate residency program; and access to virtual care anytime, anywhere. It is also the largest private not-for-profit health care organization based in Arkansas, providing care through the support of approximately 11,000 employees, groundbreaking treatments, renowned physicians and community outreach programs. For more information about Baptist Health, visit, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST or download the myBaptistHealth app. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.