National Coalition Of 100 Black Women Hosts Annual Mardi Gras Ball Feb. 10

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Chattanooga Chapter, Inc. will host its annual Mardi Gras Ball, an elegant evening of fun, food and live entertainment, on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. 

“This is an exciting time for our organization as we embark on yet another year of fundraising and serving the community,” said event chair Beverly McKeldin. “Without these fundraisers and the community’s support, it would not be possible for us to award $10,000 a year in scholarships to deserving high school students." 

In addition to scholarships, the organization also uses funds raised to continue operating its Sista-to-Sista Mentoring Program at Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy. 

Other fundraising efforts held throughout the year include the organization’s signature fashion show event and the Candace Golf Tournament. 

Tickets for the Mardi Gras Ball can be purchased from any member of NCBW or from Chic Beauty Salon at 3715 Brainerd Road. Seating for eight is reserved and the ticket cost is $55 per person and is tax deductible.  The attire is formal. 

For more information about this event and/or the organization, please email info@ncbw-chattanooga.org or call 698-0029. 

The mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. is to advocate on behalf of Black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.  Virginia Harris is national president and Deborah Flagg is president of the local NCBW chapter.



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