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Bowties & Pearls Gala Raises Money for Scholarships

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Alpha Kappa Alpha members pose at the Bowties & Pearls Scholarship Gala. First row (L-R) Nadine Utley Boone and Reomona Gibbs Thomas, Second row (L-R) Mary Roberts and Dr. Brenda Smith, Third row (L-R) Katrina Thomas and Margo Osborne, Fourth row (L-R) Shekita Washington and Dr. Christie Earle, Fifth row (L-R) Rico Bell Tucker and Adrienne Wilkerson

VALDOSTA, GA – The Kappa Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosted its inaugural Bowties & Pearls Scholarship Gala at Mathis City Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The event included live entertainment by the Valdosta High School jazz band as well as presentations from two former scholarship recipients about how the scholarship helped them pursue postsecondary education and ultimately achieve their career goals.

Proceeds from ticket sales and sponsors will be used to provide scholarships for deserving high school seniors in the South Georgia and North Florida area. In the past, the scholarship has provided funds for students from Valdosta, Lowndes County, Brooks County and surrounding areas.

Sponsors for the event included Dr. Brenda Smith, Chick-Fil-A, Something New Bridal and Formal Wear, Central Floral, Mr. B’s IGA, South Georgia Pecan, Wild Adventures, Hunt’s Home Improvement and Lawn Care LLC, Mr. David Troy, Wal-Mart, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, James H. Rainwater Conference Center, Coach Antonio Haynes and Mrs. Ashlee Haynes, National Council of Negro Women Valdosta Lowndes Metro Section, Organized Arts, Jewels for Julie, C.L. Pate Catering and Richardson Studios.

Source: Press Release