(From release) On Dec. 29, the 100 Black Men of America-Greater Huntsville Chapter will host the annual Holiday Gala.
The Men have been hosting the Gala for 12 years as a way to celebrate the holidays and raise money for The Men of Tomorrow.
Guests in their black-tie best will enjoy a grand gala at the North Hall of the Von Braun Center as they take part in a reception from 6 to 7 p.m., enjoy presentations and cap off the night by dancing to Umoja.
“Umoja is an Atlanta-based band that has been playing to satisfied crowds all over the country since 1995,” said Kenny Anderson, chapter member. “Umoja features a fully choreographed show, the best in the authentic R&B and dance music and a constantly expanding repertoire that is electrifying for any audience. This vocal powerhouse of singers and musicians will make for a perfect evening of music and dancing.”
In addition to dining and dancing, the event also will honor three area men. Dr. Earnest Davis, Dr. Harry Hobbs and Chris Tucker will be recognized as Mentors of the Year. The chapter’s cornerstone program is Four for the Future and includes mentoring, education, economic development and health and wellness initiatives. Mentoring is at the forefront of what the organization offers.
“Mentoring is the cornerstone of what the 100 BMOA GHC Inc. brings to this community by providing our African American males, from single-parent households, grades 5 through 12 with a dialog covering life experiences, fostering a positive self-perception and self-respect, encouraging excellence in education and the pursuit of positive life-long goals,” said Anderson. “Through mentoring, our at-risk African American young men are encouraged to be healthy, educated, contributing members of society.”
The Gala is one of the organization’s two annual fundraisers, and proceeds will be used to support academic scholarships and the Four for the Future program. Tickets are $75 a person or $600 for a table of eight.
Call Anderson at 256-679-4241 for details or to purchase tickets.