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100 Black Men set for annual fund-raiser

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by Belleville News Democrat

The annual 100 Black Men Black Tie Ball and Dinner is the largest fund-raising activity of the year for the organization.

The event will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 25, at Lewis and Clark Community College Commons Center in Godfrey.

Cocktails start the night at 6 p.m. with a sit-down dinner to follow at 7 p.m.

“Our organization is constantly striving to improve its work in our community and its commitment to our youth,” said Robert Wills, president of the Alton chapter of the 100 Black Men. “We believe that a collective approach involving all of us working together is the best way to achieve that goal. We hope that we can continue to count on the community’s support to make more of our youth successful and productive citizens.”

“Flirt,” a musical group from St. Louis, will perform R&B vintage music

Lawrence Williams, chairman of the Alton chapter of the 100 Black Men board, said he thinks the annual black tie event will be better than ever this year.

“We are also planning a new silent auction,” he said.

“The needs for the kids with scholarships are not getting smaller. We had several kids take out applications for scholarships this time. We are working on donated gifts for the auction. We are sending out letters and asking for the support of the community. This is a very important event.”

Ad deadline for the 100 Black Men program is Sept. 26. For more information on tickets or ads in the program, contact Wills at 466-8218 or Williams at 978-5716.

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Written by Symphony

September 3, 2008 at 6:06 am

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