For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Adrian Williams
Media Phone: (415) 424-2980
San Francisco: Join the Village Project on Friday, October 21st, for the 6th annual “A Senior Moment, A Senior Prom for the 50+”. This awards dinner recognizes outstanding seniors for their contributions and dedication to serving their communities. This year’s honorees are Kenneth Johnson, Lula Jackson, Velma Landers, Patricia Hoskins, Secetra Thomas, Eugene & Lynnette White and Susie Tyner. All honorees have worked diligently to enhance the lives of youth, seniors and families of San Francisco. A special thanks to District 5 Supervisor, London Breed, for her support of this annual celebration. After the awards presentations at 7 pm, guests will satisfy their palates with a delectable dinner, followed by some “California” blues, featuring The West Coast Blues Society and of course, DJ, “Mr. C”, will be on hand, spinning his oldies- but goodies from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Join us for “A Senior Prom for the 50 +” and enjoy some good down home blues, tantalizing food, dancing, no host bar and plenty of community connectedness.
When: Friday, October 21, 2016. 7 pm to 11 pm
7 pm: Awards/Dinner
8:30 pm: Performance: West Coast Blues Society
Dancing to 50’s, 60’s 70’s & 80’s jams – Mr. “C” – DJ
Where: Westbay Conference Center, 1290 Fillmore @ Eddy
Cost: Free for the 50+; Juniors, under 50: $20 Donation
Tickets @ www.eventbrite.com or can be purchased at the door
Who: “A Senior Moment” is sponsored by The Village Project in collaboration with the Bayview Y. This year’s community partners are The Fillmore Center Plaza, Bi-Rite Markets, Booker T Washington Community Center, Whole Foods, Western Addition Family Resource Center, St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, Western Addition Senior Center, Bayview/Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services, Nia Soul Catering, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Charlie’s Pharmacy, and The Village Project Advisory Board. This community event is funded in part by a grant from the Dept. of Public Health.
Adrian Williams, the producer, is Executive Director and founder of the Village Project, a service non-profit, focusing on the education and cultural enrichment of youth and their families in the Western Addition. The Village Project produces family/community events, including, most recently, Grilling in the Mo’ blues concert/bar-b-q held at Hamilton Rec. Center, Western Addition Youth Trauma Summits and our upcoming 11th annual Kwanzaa Celebration (Dec. 26 – Jan 1), along with Mardi Gras San Francisco Style/ Fat Tuesday in the Fillmore to be held on February 28th.
NOTE: The Village Project’s free after school enrichment program is underway. The program site is located at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk Street. Program hours are from 2 pm to 6 pm, Monday – Friday for youth 5 to 17 years old.
For more information or to donate to the Village Project, visit: www.thevillageprojectsf.org
The Village Project