By T. L. Hupfer
Don’t put that flapper dress or pinstripe suit away after Halloween. The Student Government Association is teaming up with the nonprofit organization Our Father’s Kingdom Services to host a Roaring 20s themed charity ball.
The ball is at 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 1 at Koehler Cultural Center. This is SGA’S first charity ball, and the organization hopes to make it an annual event, SGA President Andrew Hubbard said.
The ball will consist of dancing and music from a DJ who will play a mixture of jazz and current popular hits. “A lot of ‘Great Gatsby,’” said Maura Callahan, SGA parliamentarian and communications sophomore.
The 1920s were a time of great economic growth in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. The automobile, movie, radio and chemical industries were booming as well as Hollywood, New York City, Chicago, Paris and London. Students are encouraged to wear Roaring ‘20s costumes.
Loose knee-length dresses and short bobbed hair with a flapper headdress were the look for women while men dressed in striped suits and top hats and had a bit of mystery behind their step.
Callahan said SGA chose Our Father’s Kingdom Services because it is a well-rounded organization that helps everyone no matter the circumstance much like this college welcomes everyone.
Proceeds will be donated to the organization, which helps anyone in need of food, clothing, hygiene products and support. Their goal is to prevent socioeconomic crises caused by the psychological barriers of extreme poverty.
They distribute donations to individuals and families at the Our Father’s Kingdom Services Storehouse at 3201 Cherry Ridge St. The organization has three programs: Helping Emergencies, Loving People; Loving Hearts, Single Parents; and Visiting Hearts Outreach.
Helping Emergencies, Loving People offers services to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Loving Hearts, Single Parents supports single-parent households by teaching them skills to better function.
Visiting Hearts Outreach program helps people with special needs and physical disabilities. They also help victims of domestic violence and assist veterans.
SGA is selling tickets in advance, which are available at the SGA office in Room 260B of Loftin Student Center.
Only 200 tickets are available. Any tickets remaining from advance tickets sales will be available at the door.
Students of this college can get a ticket by donating three items. Other students have a $5 admission fee along with a minimum of three donated items.
Acceptable items include canned goods, gently used bed linens and clothes, and hygiene products.
For more information, call Callahan, SGA parliamentarian, at 210-486-0133.