February 15th, represented an unforgettable night for the Delta Sigma Theta, San Diego Alumnae Chapter. This was the evening of the The Crimson and Creme Charity Ball, which proved to be a night of wonderment and joy. Over 100 guests attended this elegant formal affair held at the Hilton Hotel in Mission Valley. Donna Arnold-Dudley, charity ball chairperson, represented the greeted guests, expressing gratitude for the support of all those in attendance. “ The purpose of the Ball,” she shared “is to raise money for scholarships for deserving students and to have fun doing it. “ As part of the event, a Silent Auction was held, with raised funds from the sale of items, going toward the scholarship program as well as the ongoing San Diego Alumnae programs that serve students and the community.
Patricia Bevelyn, the Silent Auction chairperson, stated “The San Diego business community and the members of the chapter were very generous in donating items ranging from artwork to numerous baskets, jewelry, dolls, pottery, a private membership and specialized portraits.” The display of auction items was spectacular. Monica Honore, President of the San Diego Chapter and her husband Clovis looked astonishing in white as they danced the night away to the music of DJ John Phillips of Golden Voice Productions.
Earlier in the program, guests were entertained by Songstress Ruth Marshall featured by Aubrey Fay. The Creme de la Creme of the evening was the selection of the first Delta Sweetheart. From a field of four contestants, the honor was bestowed up Al Kercheval a long term supporter of Delta Sigma Theta San Diego Alumnae Chapter along with his beautiful wife Joyce who was gorgeous in her red floor length gown. When Donna Dudley discovered that “At Last” was Al’s favorite song, she requested the DJ play the song as Al and Joyce took the floor for a romantic dance. It was a magical night full of laughter and enjoyment from which many students matriculating to college will benefit.
Photos by Thelma Jean Hill
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