The Barbara Lewis king Scholarship Committee an arm of the Barbara Lewis King Foundation is making plans for their 2013 fundraising event. Since 1997 this committee’s fundraisers’ have enabled the foundation to give over 250 scholarships to college bound students.
The fundraising event for 2012 was “An Evening with the Dancing Stars of Atlanta.” The event featured a dance competition with sassy salsa dancers, and swinging steppers. Joey Sommerville internationally renowned trumpeter headlining the entertainment and Chandri Morton singer and former Barbara Lewis King Scholarship recipient performed. Cute little Miss Kennedy Rayford danced her way through a tribute to Michael Jackson.
The charismatic Ms. Xernona Clayton (Founder, President and CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation) was the mistress of ceremony. Ms. Clayton energized the affair with her vibrant wit and humor, the room continually overflowed with laughter. Bishop Dr. Barbara King along with her partner Dr. Mark Armstrong opened the dancing competition by having the first dance.
The dance competition was comprised of sassy salsa dancers, swinging steppers, and specialty dancers. The dynamic judges were Ms. Egypt Sherrod Atlanta Radio personality and HGTV host, Josh Powell professional basketball player, and Andrew Worthem professional dancer and choreographer.
The swanky Beulah Boys, decked out in their black suits, captivated the audience with their line dancing and then opened it up to audience participation. Guess who joined the Beulah Boys? Mayor Kasim Reed. Yes, the mayor attended the event, mingled with the audience, and took pictures with many of the guests.
The proceeds from the event funded the scholarship awards given to thirteen college bound high school seniors.
The committee is dedicated and passionate about raising funds for college bound students. They are hard at work preparing a smashing fundraiser for 2013.