Reggae Artist Wayne Wade will headline the West Indian Social Club’s SNOWFLAKES AND SHADOWS 60TH HOLIDAY BALL taking place Saturday, December 18, 2010. The event will be held at the organizations 3340 Main Street location in Hartford. The event is a continuation of the West Indian Social Club’s year long, 60th anniversary celebrations and includes a tribute to the women of the former Ladies Auxiliary.
Incorporated in 1950, the West Indian Social Club of Hartford, Inc. is the oldest continuously run organization of its kind in the United States. Because membership of the club was restricted to males, the Ladies Auxiliary was formed in 1954, to give women, most of whom were American, the opportunity to join the organization with limited benefits. Mrs. Connie Mills served as the Ladies Auxiliary’s first President. In addition to upkeep and maintenance of the facilities, the Ladies Auxiliary members were responsible for many of the Club’s social programs including the highly successful and very popular Snowflakes and Shadows (black and white) Ball.
In 1980, the Ladies Auxiliary was dissolved and the women were absorbed into the general membership of the organization. This change of policy allowed women to become full voting members of the organization and opened the opportunity for women to serve on the Executive Board. Today, many of the former Ladies Auxiliary members serve on what has become known as the Over 40 Committee and are responsible for the annual Memorial and Men’s Scholarship Programs. The Executive Board and members felt it was fitting to recognize these women to show their appreciation for their contribution and their length of service by reprising the Snowflakes and Shadows Ball and honoring the former members at the December 18th event.
The event also includes: dinner, cocktails and entertainment featuring a performance by WAYNE WADE, backed by the EMERGENCY BAND and music by SNOW WHITE DISCO. WAYNE WADE is a roots and lovers reggae singer whose songs “Love You Too Much,” “Kiss an Angel” and cover of Kenny Rogers “Lady” catapulted him to legendary status in the reggae genre. He currently resides in Florida where he continues to write and record music. This will be his first performance in Connecticut.
The red carpet reception begins 6:00 PM, Dinner 7 PM and Program, concert and dance begins shortly thereafter. This is a formal event, therefore we suggest evening gowns for the women and jacket and tie for the gentlemen.
A big thanks to event sponsors EverythingYard.com; event planner and decorator Jackie Thomas of Jacqueline Events Planning; and Organo Gold Coffee who will be providing goodies for the event swag bags that will be distributed at the December 18th event and who will be hosting the Snowflakes and Shadows noon time brunch on Sunday, December 19th at the West Indian Social Club.