AV Juliettes host ball
Women’s group raises money for education
ANTELOPE VALLEY, Calif.—On Oct. 23, the Antelope Valley Juliettes host a masked ball for Scholarships. The organization is a social women’s group that volunteers its time and resources.
Toni Powell-Lee, a member of the organization, said their fundraisers have raised more than $100,000 for Lancaster High School students who attend Antelope Valley College.
“During the past 44 years many non-profit groups, such as the Lancaster Community Homeless Shelter, Salvation Army, Domestic Violence Shelter, Grace Resource Center, Lancaster United Methodist Church Soup and Sandwich shop and St. Vincent De Paul, have been beneficiaries of our community service projects,” Powell-Lee said.
Each year, the AV Juliettes usually host the Ebony Fashion Show, which is their largest and most popular fundraiser. However, due to the passing of Eunice Johnson, co-founder of Johnson Publishing Co., in January, the 2010 show was canceled. However, it will resume in 2012.
While the Fashion Show will not go on this year, guests and supporters of the AV Juliettes can enjoy an evening of music, dancing, food, and raffles. The keynote speaker will be Antelope Valley College president, Jackie Fisher, Ed.D.
To purchase tickets, which are at $65 in advance, call (661) 718-3722 or (661) 722-9846 or (661) 916-2996. At the door, tickets will be $70. The event will take place at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster at 6 p.m.
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