13th Annual Black Tie Affair set for Feb. 7
By Carole Robinson, Senior Staff Writer
The African American Heritage Society presents the 13th annual Black Tie Affair Friday, Feb. 7 at the Embassy Suites in Cool Springs. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. with a cash bar, followed by a program, dinner and dancing to the music of Julius Fisher and the Genius Band.
The theme for this year’s event is A Struggle for Freedom – Commemorating the Civil War Sesquicentennial.
The program includes award presentations and the presentation of the 2014 Pioneer Family—the Nat Fleming family.
Families receiving this honor have documented that they have ancestral roots that can be traced back to the 1850s or beyond from Williamson County records.
Tickets for the Black Tie Affair are $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10.
Organizers urge those interested to purchase tickets soon as the event traditionally sells out quickly.
Tickets will be available until Jan. 31 and may be purchased by calling Paulette Johnson at 243-7751.
The 5th annual pre-event, the Proc’s Amateur 2014, will be held at Johnson Elementary School on Jan. 25 beginning at 6 p.m. The event is a fun-filled talent show. Admission to Proc’s Amateur 2014 is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-18. Children under five years are free. Dinner by Moe Better BBQ & Fish will be available for purchase beginning at 5:15 p.m.
For more information about either event, contact Tom Murdic at 794-6029, Alma McLemore at 305-0904 or Paulette Johnson at 243-7751.
Posted on: 1/16/2014